A very brief TAPIF update!

As we know, I was accepted to participate in TAPIF in mid-April to teach in the Académie de Bordeaux, starting in the fall! To say I was relieved upon reading that email is a gross understatement.

After weeks of non-stop extreme anxiety of the unknown (the académie de Bordeaux is very big, and I could’ve been placed anywhere in it), I finally received an email from a coordinatrice at the high school that I’ll be working at, and now know that I’ll be living in the city of Pau (originally I thought it was pronounced like “pow” but now I think it’s pronounced “Poh”). It’s a city/town of around 85,000 people (according to wikipedia) very close to the Pyrénées and Spain (around 85 km from the French-Spanish border). I’ll be working at a high school, teaching students that can be aged between 16 and 21!

Now that I know where I’ll be, it means I can officially start looking for living arrangements and roommates and such! Fingers crossed the search will go well.

And with that, my very brief TAPIF update is over. À bientôt!


4 thoughts on “A very brief TAPIF update!

  1. I had no idea you had a blog! I’m so happy I discovered it and I can’t wait to read all of your other posts 🙂 I’m so bummed you won’t be in Bordeaux, let me know if you make it out here and we can grab a coffee! Keep up the good work.


  2. You’ll love Pau! I visited during my first year as an assistant and it’s beautiful. The Boulevard des Pyrénées is a must-see and it’s a university town, so there’s plenty of opportunities to go out to bars and restaurants at night. Profite bien cette année!


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