Do I Stay or Do I Go?

    When I arrived home on May 15th, I was dead-set on returning to France to work again in the fall.  I left one of my huge suitcases full of winter clothes and household…

  • TAPIF Takeaways | Adventures with Shelby

    TAPIF Takeaways

    As I finished my last week of work, I felt it was an appropriate time to reflect on the past seven months working here. Despite the difficulty getting settled in the beginning (thank…

  • TAPIF Pros and Cons | Adventures with Shelby

    TAPIF – Pros and Cons

    When I accepted a position with TAPIF, I knew that there would be some drawbacks.  I read some blogs from past assistants to get a better idea of what it would be like.…


    Long-Stay Visa

    I’m in the process of getting my second Long-Stay Visa for France… this time for work rather than study.  😛  I feel so official!!  I wanted to write a little bit about how…

  • Other,  TAPIF

    I’m headed to Wattrelos!

    This week I received my school assignment!! I will be an Assistante de Langue for Cité scolaire Emile Zola in Wattrelos, France! The school is located much closer to the city of Lille than…