[Some Good News] TAPIF Contract Renewed!


That’s right, you read it correctly. CIEP has sent me an email just today, stating that my request for a contract renewal was accepted, and that I will be staying in the Académie de Strasbourg! I don’t know yet if I will be able to stay in my same schools, but half the battle is done! I honestly wasn’t expecting to hear anything this early, since most people I know that have renewed in the past didn’t heat until late April at the earliest, not April 3rd!

So unless I end up getting a job offer I can’t refuse in the States or as a lectrice, I will be back in France for another school year!


  1. Hooray!!! I was also surprised to see a similar email in my inbox today, not only because of the early date but also because this will mean my third year as an assistant!! I applied with the assumption that they can’t say no if I don’t ask…and ko and behold they said yes!! Congrats 🙂


  2. Congrats! I was also accepted to be an assistante again…for a third year, surprisingly! Planning to change regions, though, but glad that you’re choosing to stay in the same academy. Just curious as to why you crossed out lectrice in your post? All the same, wishing the best for you!

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  3. Erin congratulations on your contract renewal! I stumbled across your blog while on Instagram and I have to say I’m impressed with your courage. To chase your dreams, to follow your heart, and most importantly to persue happiness even when the road ahead is unclear. I was reading some of your past posts and enjoyed reading about your experiences. Especially when weighing your future options. Although in a foreign country and in a very unique situation, I believe your blog resonates well with 20 somethings. It is always tough and never any single right answer with overwelming reason to choose one specific fork in the road over another. All the advice in the world from friends and family does not make the decision making process any easier. Based on your work I think you’d enjoy a fellow blogger named Erin Outdoors. Here’s a piece she did on chasing your dreams that I was reminded of while reading your post on… http://thoughtcatalog.com/erin-sullivan/2017/02/there-is-no-such-thing-as-the-perfect-moment-to-start-following-your-dreams/
    Best of luck to you in the future and your continued contract and I look forward to reading more of your work!


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