Surgery abroad

La sécurité sociale de France!  I normally write about traveling adventures, but I also have written about my foreign experiences and interactions which don't necessarily fall into the travel category. So today, you'll get to read about my experience of having surgery in France. First of all, as a language assistant in France, I have been gifted … Continue reading Surgery abroad

TAPIF wrap-up and travel reflections

Bonjour from Tel Aviv (still). I said I'd write something about my experience teaching English in France and I will...I didn't win "Most Dependable" in the 6th grade pop polls for nothing! So here's a very little bit: Summary of TAPIF from my perspective...teaching is very difficult, and I am very happy I got to live in … Continue reading TAPIF wrap-up and travel reflections

Teacher life update

For my friends and family I'm in touch with regularly, you already know some of my thoughts, frustrations, and negative experiences working as a language assistant in a French middle school and high school through TAPIF. So far, the main things I do like about this experience include getting to live in Strasbourg, meeting and … Continue reading Teacher life update

L’hiver

It's winter! I'll just leave most of my snow stuff in Colorado....Strasbourg doesn't get that cold, right? Oops. Vraiment oops. FYI, Strasbourg can get really really effing cold. And the humidity makes it feel much colder than the air temperature. Thankfully, I have discovered the magical world of Decathlon, the relatively low-priced sporting goods store. … Continue reading L’hiver

Holidays!

In between my attempts at helping French children learn English (muuuch easier said than done), I have been getting into holiday mode. I promise, I actually spend time working, but that isn't as interesting or as photogenic as these other things. Here are some photos of my first international Thanksgiving (4 Americans, 1 German, 3 … Continue reading Holidays!

Exploring Alsace

La vie strasbourgeoise: I am slowly making my way around Strasbourg and other parts of Alsace. Lots of cool things to see, do, and eat! Recently, I went on a day trip to Basel, Switzerland where I met some friends. It's a lovely city, though it's about 5x more expensive to do anything in Switzerland compared to … Continue reading Exploring Alsace