Goodbye is the hardest part

Goodbye is the hardest part

I found out about TAPIF through a teacher of mine way back in the fall of 2014, about three years before my arrival in Pau. Throughout those three years I scoured the internet for information about the program. Blogs, photos, experiences. I wanted to know what to expect, what regions people preferred, and what to put in my application when the time came to give it that extra something.

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French wasn’t a part of the plan

French wasn’t a part of the plan

I think about the future more often than I’d like to admit. Whether it’s an internship for the summer, or graduate school a few years away, it feels like I’m always trying to plan and plan and plan. But something I’ve come to realize is that sometimes plans are either going to change or be thrown out the window entirely, and that’s okay.

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Remember to escape sometimes

Remember to escape sometimes

My semester in Nice was absolutely incredible. But my only regret with it was that I didn’t travel around as much as I should have. Sure, I traveled a lot during the vacations. But most weekends I stayed in Nice. Sometimes I would wander or get together with friends, but a lot of weekends I stayed in my host family’s apartment and didn’t do much. I didn’t take advantage of the travel opportunities as much as I should have.

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The OFII adventure

If you are, or have been, an assistant in France that did not live in the European Union, you probably know about OFII (L’Office Français de l’Immigration et de l’Integration), since you, like me, need a visa to legally work here. For some it can be tricky/complicated, so here was what the process was like for me. For questions about the general visa process, visit my post here! Continue reading “The OFII adventure”

A new year

It seems like 2017 was a pretty terrible year for a lot of people. All over social media I see people talking about how the year constantly kicked them down, how horrible it was for them, and how happy they are for it to be over. Looking back on it, there were definitely quite a few terrible events that happened around the world. But for me personally this was one of the best years I remember.

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