My official placement is in the town of Guingamp which is west of Saint-Brieuc on the map. I will be working at one elementary school and one middle school and my time will be split evenly between the two. I have no teaching experience, my majors were International Studies and French, but the TAPIF program is the perfect way to experience life in France. The middle school I am placed at has five English teachers, and so far they have been incredibly helpful, and are willing to help me with putting my ideas into lessons. I don't know anything about the elementary school, so it will be a surprise when I arrive!
So far I have a flight, my visa approved (I still have to get back to NYC to pick it up), and lots of paperwork filled out, but I'm starting to realize how much work I still have to do in the next three weeks. It will definitely be overwhelming, but exciting at the same time. Hopefully I won't have much to update between now and then, because that means that everything is going smoothly.