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Graduate school scholarships, internship opportunities in France, social networks, and more!

There are over 20,000 Alumni of the Teaching Assistant Program in France in the U.S. alone. This is a formidable network of francophones, francophiles, and international professionals. Graduate schools are recruiting TAPIF alumni and offering generous scholarships to support you as you continue your international professional and academic career. 

If you participated in the Teaching Assistant Program in France, request to join our alumni groups on Facebook and LinkedIn to connect with other assistants and to keep in touch with the program!


TAPIF Graduate School Scholarships

Graduate schools preparing the next generation of global professionals recognize the value of language proficiency and intercultural competency. TAPIF has partnered with a select group of prestigious and generous graduate programs in the U.S. that have launched scholarship and fellowship opportunities for TAPIF Alumni. 

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

MIIS-TAPIF Scholarship 

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) is a graduate school creating the next generation of global changemakers. MIIS degree programs emphasize deep collaborative learning, cultural and linguistic immersion, and practical professional skills. Degree programs include business, international policy and development, translations and interpretation, localization, public administration, language teaching, and more. 

TAPIF Alumni accepted to the Middlebury Institute of International Studies will receive a $10,000 per year guaranteed scholarship for the duration of the graduate program. Application fees are waived for all TAPIF alumni.

University of Wisconsin Madison, Professional French Masters Program

UW-Madison PFMP-TAPIF Scholarship 

The University of Wisconsin Professional French Masters Program’s (PFMP) trains students to apply advanced proficiency in French language and Francophone culture to a variety of professional concentration areas, including business, education, media, arts and cultural production, European Union Affairs, and international development. 

UW-Madison provides up to five of the most academically promising admitted applicants who have worked as teaching assistants in France with a scholarship of $4,000 per academic year, or one third of tuition. Application fees are waived for all TAPIF alumni. 

New York University, Institute of French Studies

NYU IFS TAPIF Scholarship Award

Students of the M.A. program in French Studies examine the French and the French-speaking world in French and in English through multiple disciplinary lenses: history, sociology, political science, anthropology, cultural analysis, and more. M.A. students go on to careers in a variety in fields including the Foreign Service, journalism, humanitarian assistance, immigration law, primary and secondary education, translation, international business. Each year, some M.A. students choose to continue on to Ph.D. programs in history, anthropology, French, linguistics, or politics.

NYU’s IFS reserves some of its most generous fellowships to top TAPIF alumni pursuing an M.A. in French Studies. These fellowships cover between 75% and 100% of tuition costs (currently approximately $37,500 to $50,000). Top former TAPIF alumni will also receive $3,000 summer scholarship during the program’s summer session in Paris.

University of Mississippi, Department of Modern Languages

UM TAPIF Alumni Opportunity

An M.A. in Modern Languages with a specialization in French gives graduates a high proficiency in communicative skills and a deep awareness of cultures in the French-speaking world. The degree prepares students for a teaching career at a variety of levels as well as doctoral work in the discipline.

The University of Mississippi offers full tuition waivers and paid graduate assistantships (up to $10,500 per academic year) to up to three academically promising TAPIF alumni each year. Please contact the department directly for more information on this opportunity.

University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Department of French and Italian

UMN TAPIF Scholarship Award

The UMN Department of French and Italian is internationally recognized for interdisciplinary research reflecting the long tradition and current concerns of French aesthetics, philosophy, literature, and culture, with particular attention to the intersections with Italian studies, moving image studies, medieval studies, theater and poetry, Mediterranean studies, and the Francophone world. Most graduates work in higher education, some transition into fields such as secondary-school teaching, publishing, and information management, architecture, and more.

UMN will offer $10,000 TAPIF Fellowships to the two most academically promising former TAPIF participants who are accepted to and enroll in the graduate program of the Department of French and Italian.

FACC's American Trainees in France program

The French-American Chamber of Commerce provides tools and resources to assist young Americans seeking employment in France, and connects French-based companies in recruiting top American candidates. For more information.

Other Relevant Graduate Study Opportunities 

Columbia University in Paris: MA in History and Literature 

Middlebury College: MA in French

University of Maryland: Graduate Studies in Interpreting & Translation

Job Opportunities

Visit our job opportunities page for job postings in all fields relevant to former Assistants.

Check out job and internship opportunities with the French Embassy and French Consulates.

Also, see the frenchculture.org jobs board for French teaching positions.