On the merits and pitfalls of solo travel

Now safely arrived at camp and surrounded by new friends, my life seems suddenly accelerated. Not that I was completely idle for my first ten days in France, but things just move more slowly when you’re alone all… Continue reading

My Camp Assignment: Tour de Buis

After months of waiting, I’ve finally gotten my location assignment for camp this summer! American Village has 12 locations throughout France and I’ve been eagerly awaiting the email that would inform me of… Continue reading

My Can’t-Wait-To-Do List

With less than a week until I take off for Paris, my head is filled with all of the things that I’ve been missing this past year. It seems like every five minutes… Continue reading


LearnEnglish Kids: A Website Review

My (previously mentioned in several posts) bestie Jocelyn showed me this super useful website from the British Council specifically aimed at teaching ESL to children: LearnEnglish Kids! For one of our master’s classes, we… Continue reading

Summer Camp: Revisited

So much sooner than I expected (like a whole year sooner), I am proud and excited to say that I am going back to France! I was creepin around the internet for TESOL… Continue reading

The Dreaded Visa Appointment (that was actually pretty chill)

It started with a nightmare. I woke up in a panic with that awful acid-under-your-skin feeling you get when you majorly f#&% up. Like when you forget your mom’s birthday or ask a… Continue reading

Floating French Sheep: A Netflix Review

I can sense my college roommate’s eye roll already… but I don’t care because I MUST tell you all about this French Film. Well, TV series actually. Everyone with Netflix (and honestly if… Continue reading

On Getting My Placement and the Internal Struggle That Ensued

So I’ve received another email from TAPIF and I am so excited to announce that I’ve been placed in the commune (suburb) of Paris, Sèvres! Now, if you’ll recall, in my last post… Continue reading

It’s official: I’m going back!!!!

In case you couldn’t tell by the excess of exclamation points, what was just a dream back in January has become a reality! This morning I woke up to the best email I’ve had since… Continue reading