Tips and Information:
Below is a list of websites and documents that other Americans in Alsace members have found to be very helpful whether you are looking for transportation, history, or even a family doctor. Let us know if you have additional links to add.
Window to Strasbourg
Window to Strasbourg was written by an international group of volunteers with many years of experience living in Alsace. This helpful book is a guide to everything you ever need to know about living in and around Strasbourg. For any inquiries about Window to Strasbourg, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A monthly print and online publication offering news, information, and classified ads for English-speaking expats living in France. http://www.connexionfrance.com/
Association of American Clubs
AIA is a member of The Association of American Clubs (AAC). The AAC brings together a growing number of American Clubs around the globe to provide an international network of contacts & resources that benefits Clubs on both an organizational and an individual level.
On the individual level, any member of a participating Club has an increasingly wide network of international connections available to him in his travels. Club Membership in the AAC effectively extends “Guest Member” status to all members of any Club in the AAC community. This enables any individual member to receive all member privileges at participating Clubs such as member discounts to activities and events and access to club facilities.
All current members in good standing in the individual member clubs can attend the activities of the sister AAC Clubs at the discounted member price. Any individual member who wishes to visit one of the participating clubs must simply present a letter of introduction from his home club president attesting to his eligibility. www.associationofamericanclubs.com
The American Clubs
Your Source for American Events in Your Region… and More
Here are some helpful resources to guide you in your search for member recommended doctors, dentists, and hospitals. You will also find relevant information regarding Personal Health Records, links to current recommendations for annual tests and immunizations, and information on how to handle an emergency in France.
Personal Health Records
A Personal Health Record [or PHR] contains all of your personal health data over your lifetime. The following document will provide you with more information regarding PHRs including what it is, why it’s so important, how to make your own, and storage options. “Personal Health Records Resources” Document
Finding a Physician
It is important upon arrival to familiarize yourself with the French medical system and to find a family doctor for your stay. The articles Health Care in France from International Living and A Guide to Healthcare in France from Expatica France will help get you started. Also, here is a list of English-speaking doctors in the Strasbourg area. The list is curated by the US Consulate.
Recommendations for Annual Tests, Immunizations
Screenings and immunizations are the best ways of preventing illness and disease. The following documents give recommendations on adult male and female, and childhood screenings and immunizations. “Male Screenings” Document | “Female Screenings” Document | “A Parent’s Guide to Childhood Immunizations” Document
How to Handle an Emergency in France
This document is a guide to calling for emergency treatment in the Strasbourg area. It contains emergency contact numbers and a French emergency vocabulary list. Download and personalize “It’s an Emergency!” Sheet. Fill in your own data and keep one posted near each telephone where it will be found quickly in an emergency. “It’s an Emergency” Document
There are many ways to worship in English in Strasbourg. Here is some information about English language churches and services. If you have any information to add, please contact us.
Trinity International Church
Trinity International Church of Strasbourg is a diverse and vibrant young community of international Christian believers. We meet each Sunday morning to worship God with music and Scripture, to be reminded of what is real through an English sermon from the Bible, and to interact with each other as we move through our faith journeys together. Trinity offers a weekly prayer time as well as group Bible studies (in English and in French) in congregation members’ homes. The Sunday service is held at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Eglise St Louis. You will find us at 12 rue du Cygne, next to the Hotel du Departement and near La Petite France’s Pont Couvert. Trinity is associated with the Protestant denomination Alliance des Églises Chrétiennes et Missionnaires de France, itself connected to the wider C&MA body through a world-wide fellowship in 44 countries.
You can find more information on the following English and French sites:
- Trinity International Church of Strasbourg www.trinitystrasbourg.org
- The C&MA France www.cmafrance.org
- The C&MA International www.cmalliance.org and www.awf.nu
Please feel free to contact us via the e-mail addresses on the website with any further inquiries.
The Anglican Church in Strasbourg – Saint Alban’s
This active cosmopolitan church community welcomes fellow Christians of all denominations and nationalities. The world-wide Anglican Communion includes the Episcopal Church in the USA together with 44 sister churches around the globe (www.anglicancommunion.org). Our main weekly service is at 10:30 am every Sunday in English (normally Eucharist following the Book of Common Worship) and is held at the Eglise des Dominicains (by kind permission of the Pères Dominicains), on the corner of Boulevard de la Victoire and rue de l’Université (tram stop: Observatoire, line C). Parking is easy.
During school term there is a Sunday School and a crèche for small children. Visitors, whether on a short or long stay, are always welcome and invited to stay for refreshments and a chat after the service. To find out more about these and other activities see the website www.saintalbans.fr.