Category Archives: teach abroad

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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TAPIF in review

My TAPIF experience was incredible and I would definitely recommend the program. If I’d had the possibility of renewing my contract for a second year, I probably would have, but alas, it’s no longer possible to do two consecutive years. This is really … 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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Après-TAPIF

After many adventures (so many posts to come), new hello’s, and more goodbyes, I arrived back in the USA on May 13th. My heart brims with the joy of friendships, fulfillment, and also with that bittersweet twang of having to say … Continue reading

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You have to say goodbye if you want to say hello

My heartstrings are being torn every which way to the point my heart feels it must burst. I prefer to think that it won’t burst; that instead, it will stretch, growing larger so it can contain all the sentiments it feels. It is a … Continue reading

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