Monthly Archives: October 2013

Time to Move

Tomorrow morning, I move. I really, really hope that things will work out better in this new apartment and that I’ll be happier. It’s unfortunate it didn’t work out where I am. I’m a little apprehensive about the move- what will … Continue reading

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The practical things for TAPIF 1: Opening a bank account, Insurance, Getting a French SIM card, Translating your Birth Certificate, and Getting Around

Opening a French bank account (and insurance) This varies by bank. Basically, be prepared and bring everything. I went to Crédit Agricole because it’s where the assistants at my school have had their accounts in the past. You’ll probably need … Continue reading

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La Toussaint

It is now les vacances de La Toussaint. High schoolers and BTS students have two weeks of vacation, thus I’ve just had one week of vacation and have started on my next. University students only have one week of vacation. … Continue reading

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A Connecticut Yankee in the South of France

I’ve realized something. I’m a northern girl and it doesn’t seem to matter whether it’s France or the US. There’s something different about the south. The people. The accent. It’s not a bad thing. It’s just… Not me. Granted, I’ve … Continue reading

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Manifestation taurine à Aigues-Mortes

  I wish I didn’t have to upload my videos to youtube first before getting them on my blog, but that seems to be the only way (correct me if I’m wrong, please). Saturday the 19th, Briana and I went … Continue reading

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The TAPIF application is open for new applicants! And… I’m moving btw

For those of you who think you too may want to be an assistant in France, the 2014-15 application just opened two days ago. Apply! I’m not quite one month in yet, but as of right now, I would recommend … Continue reading

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New friends in Montpellier, market in Uzès, then Avignon to party like it’s 1399

As you may surmise from the title, I was pretty busy this weekend. On Friday, all the assistants in the region in the second degré went to Montpellier for orientation.  Friday morning, la SNCF also decided to have some problems … Continue reading

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