From the Desk of the Consul General [fr]
This summer has been a good vintage for our country, thanks to the victory of the French national team in the soccer world cup. Besides the traditional conviviality and celebration of the French-American ties, the many events held for Bastille Day this year were as many occasions to show our support to the French Team, on the eve of its conquest of a second star to wear on its jersey.
In Florida and on the islands of the consular district, back-to-school day took place between mid-August and early September.
For the friends of the French language and culture, this period is marked by the launch of a new Alliance française in Miami, which is joining the vibrant family of Alliances françaises in our region : Bonita Springs, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Naples, Greater Orlando, Puerto Rico, Sarasota, Tallahassee. We wish every success to the Alliance Française Miami Metro !
Summer is also the time of departure or arrival for many fellow citizens. I wish a warm welcome to the newcomers, and I invite them not to forget to register with the consulate. You can register entirely online. Your registration is valid for 5 years. It enables the consulate to communicate with you in case of an emergency, particularly during the hurricane season that lasts until November 30. It facilitates certain administrative procedures. And it will allow you to register to vote in the European elections of May 2019.
I wish you all a lot of success in your endeavors this year !