There’s pretty much only one thing so far that’s made graduation okay: I got into the TAPIF program! Now, some of you may be thinking: What is TAPIF? Well, simply put, it is the Teaching Assistant Progam in France, run by the French Embassy/French Ministry of Education. In order to get in, you must fill out an application that’s due in January, which includes an essay, which must be written in French. At first, I was waitlisted, but quickly found out that I was a “top tier candidate” on the waitlist, which means that I was high enough to get a job offer within a matter of weeks, after some assistants denied their offers.
I will be assisting in English classes in two middle schools in the Académie de Strasbourg ( each about 30-40 minutes from the city of Strasbourg), and I could not be more excited. I will be leaving to get settled in a new home in France around September 18th, and will be staying until the end of April. Through this blog I will be taking about everything from my preparations for France, teaching, the TAPIF program in general, living in France, and travelling around Europe, so I hope you will follow me along for the ride.
If there there are any questions regarding any of these topics don’t hesitate to ask in the commments down below!