Give it a go

So for as long as I can remember, I’ve been a terrible journal/diary keeper. I start one and then forget about it and just give up after a few weeks or months. I’ve even tried blogging before with no avail. But this time I want it to be different. I make no promises about how often I will post, but I vow that come April I will still be posting.

So, what will I be posting about? About my year teaching in France! On April 2nd, I received an email confirming my acceptance into the 2013-2014 Teaching Assistant Program In France (TAPIF).  Since I know so many other people abroad who use blogging to document their adventures, I felt I should give it a go.

As I mentally prepare for this move, I am getting more and more excited. I don’t have all the details yet, but as for right now I know that I will be teaching secondary students (middle school- high school) in the Academie de Dijon. An Academie, from what I understand, is similar to our school districts, although generally much larger- they encompass all for the small towns that surround the large city. Since I have lived in Dijon before, I hope to be placed in the city, but I will be happy where ever I end up.