I graduated from Georgia State University in 2004 with a BA in French with a concentration in International business (for those of you interested in running the numbers, that places me squarely at 28-years old). After 6-years in the private sector, I found myself with a steady, middle-class job – but completely unrelated to my college degree! (le sigh.) I bit disappointed in my lot, I started searching for a way to jump-start my French/language career – and stumbled upon a wonderful program known as TAPIF – or Teaching Assistant Program In France! I completed the application process and voilà! – 4 months later, I received an acceptance letter, confirming my 7-month contract as an “assistante de langue, école primaire” in the “Académie d’Amiens.” This blog is a chronicle of my adventures navigating France and the French culture, educating “les enfants,” and (hopefully) finding my niche in a more language/travel/culture-esque career.