Category Archives: Practical Things

Results are in

Survey results are in! Thanks to everyone who participated, you guys are fantastic! The results aren’t very wide-ranging in terms of the different académies, my fault as I didn’t do much to disseminate the survey. That being said, please feel … Continue reading

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Just Keep Swimming- Message for new TAPIFers

You might think “France? What’s so difficult about living in France? That would be a dream!” You’re not completely wrong. Living in France can be dreamy. Having just arrived, it probably is pretty dreamy right now. It’s probably not as … Continue reading

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The Practical Things for TAPIF: What foods ARE typically American?

When you’re preparing to leave, sometimes you want to try to take ingredients for typically American (or wherever you’re from) foods. For me, it was hardest to figure out what a typically American food was beyond hot dogs and hamburgers. … Continue reading

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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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The Practical Things for TAPIF: So you’re moving to Nîmes

Congratulations to all those who will be TAPIFing in Nîmes this coming year! You have secured a wonderful placement, so don’t be too disappointed if you were holding out for Montpellier, which is only 22 minutes away by train (yes, … Continue reading

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The Practical Things for TAPIF: What to bring

Now that I’m back in the states, I can a bit more accurately suggest what to pack. I will try to avoid the obvious (I’ll assume you won’t forget your camera and passport). I apologize that this is probably going to … Continue reading

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