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SCREENING: Children of Paradise at La Maison Française - Embassy of France 4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC

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Lauren, Académie d'Amiens, 2018-2019 ▾

"I truly believe that you get out of TAPIF what you put into it. I did my TAPIF year at the age of 27, after five years of teaching elementary school. I knew I wanted to transition to teaching French, and saw the time in between as the perfect opportunity to teach abroad. Coming into the program with a background in teaching, I felt very respected and valued by my schools and académie/rectorat. I formed close connections with my French colleagues in and outside of school, and we learned from each other both personally and professionally.

A year after TAPIF, I applied to Middlebury Language Schools to earn my MA in French. Because I had formed lasting relationships in France, I was able to get a letter of recommendation from my académie's Conseillère Pédagogique. I will complete my second summer at Middlebury this year and am happily teaching middle school French in St. Louis, Missouri. The language and cultural experiences I gained from TAPIF have brought so much to my life, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested! If you dedicate yourself, you will grow in more ways than you can imagine."