Monthly Archives: July 2014

Pre-depature Chaos: Ask Dana and Lauren

New to TAPIF? Have questions you haven’t found answers to? Freaking out in pre-departure excitement and stress? Katy of the blog So You Think You Can France offered a similar question opportunity on her blog and I really appreciated it, … Continue reading

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The Practical Things for TAPIF: Crazy Abreviations

Now that you’ve probably received your arrêté de nomination, you probably know a little about what type of school you’ll be at and maybe what type of classes you’ll assisting with. Lots of letters, huh? What do they mean?? Jetez … Continue reading

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Reverse culture shock: Becoming [American]

To be honest, I wasn’t really expecting any reverse culture shock. Silly of me? Well, perhaps. I knew it would be difficult to leave France and have to start over, but I would keep occupied with my move to DC and experiencing … Continue reading

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The Nail That Sticks Out

For a change of pace, here’s a guest post I wrote for the World Learning blog; The Nail That Sticks Out. I had a wonderful day following and getting to know these Japanese participants in the International Visitor Leadership Program. It’s … Continue reading

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Soundtrack for a wandering mind

For those with wandering hearts and minds. Long live the wanderlusters! I hope the future TAPIF assistants are getting excited. You’ve got a year filled with adventure ahead of you and a year you can make one of your best … Continue reading

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