Meet the team



Founder & Business developer

Emmanuelle is a French globetrotter. After living in Mexico and Argentina for a year and experiencing her best years abroad, she found herself thinking about how to address this need upon her return to France. A chemical engineer by training, she quit her day job and founded Sojoourn in September 2018. She wants everyone to feel at home in France. 

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Content & Community Manager

Lorelie is a digital marketer from Manila, Philippines. She is on her journey to becoming a trilingual (speaking Filipino, English, and French).  A social media savvy with a taste for adventure, she likes writing and photography which she shares in her blog. She joins the team as the intern for Content & Community Manager.


French teacher

French and Parisian graduated from Alliance Française de Paris and a specialization in communication (ISCOM Paris), Christel has more than 20 years of experience teaching FLE for adults of different nationalities. Her 17 years spent abroad (United States, Portugal, Belgium, Spain) have given her a great understanding of the challenges of expatriation. Back in France 5 years ago, she specialized in Business French for expatriates and enjoy teaching them their own language with a human and multicultural dimension, essential to their integration.


French teacher

Sarah de Leiris has always loved the French culture and language. She moved to Lyon in 2007 and was fortunate to have had some friends guide her along the way when she arrived. She is passionate about helping foreigners settle in France and teaches French, English, and music.

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