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Teaching Assistantships

The Cultural Service of the French Embassy oversees a program that places American undergraduate and graduate students in French schools as assistants to English teachers. This program is particularly attractive to students who have just graduated from college and who seek an opportunity for an extended stay in France. The program allows them to spend 7-9 months in France while earning a salary, improving their knowledge of French, and gaining valuable teaching experience. Applicants have to be American citizens or hold a Green Card; they need not be French Majors though a good knowledge of French is required. Majors in Political Science, International Relations, Communications, Journalism, History, Art History, Music or Education, with a minor in French are particularly encouraged to apply. Assignments can be tailored to research interest.

The program runs from the beginning of October to the end of April or later; students give English conversation classes (12 hours a week) and earn a livable monthly salary of 740 Euros or more. Students may enroll in this program while studying at a French institution of higher education.

For more information about this program and to download applications, see the program website.

For more information, contact Professor Margaret Dempster.