As of Thursday last week, I’ve officially finished my first semester of teaching as a lectrice d’anglais in France. Crazy to believe just how it has flown by– cliché as it sounds, it seemed like just yesterday I was starting my first day at the university and now I’m here with no more classes to teach until the following semester. While it hasn’t been easy these past couple of months, I’d say that it has turned out for the better.
Today marks three weeks since I found and moved into my current flat in France as a lectrice d’anglais. As I’d mentioned in my update post, finding housing was probably one of the more stressful things I’ve had to deal with since arriving, although in retrospect, it wasn’t that bad. While not the most-perfect outcome (let alone expected), I’ve learned to accept it and, really, things are going well so far anyway.
That said, I will be recapping my story of how I came to find and move into my current flat…all within a span of a week (give or take)!
As I’m writing this, it has been almost a month since I arrived in France to begin my third consecutive year abroad (but my first year as a lectriced’anglais). So much has happened in this past month– from finding a place to live to dealing with French administration, I can’t believe how I got through it unscathed, let alone so smoothly (really!).
Crazy to believe the it has been almost a year since I wrote Part 1 to this study abroad/host family experience. It’s also incredible to realize that it’s been over three years since my study abroad experience, which I believe really shaped my passion for living in France.
Alors… perhaps you’ve been thinking about traveling to France. Whether it’s for leisure or work, nevertheless you’re excited to be soon arriving in and living out your fantasy of la vie française. From the tempting smells of fresh baguettes to the easygoing, laissez faire lifestyle, you’re envisioning just how wonderful your time will be abroad, and of course, you’re counting the days until you’re off!