I am so, so excited to announce that after months of waiting, I have accepted an English Teaching Assistant position through the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF). I was offered a position in the Dijon region at the sécondaire level, meaning I will be working with middle to high school-aged students.
I will find out more information about the city and school(s) I will be placed in sometime during June/July. For now, here are some fun facts about my future home!
- The Dijon education authority covers the region of Burgundy (Bourgogne) and compromises of the departments of Côte D’Or, L’Yonne, La Nièvre, and La Saône et Loire.
- The region is 80km south of Paris and 60km north of Lyon, between the Jura mountains to the east and the Loire to the west.
- The Burgundy region is primarily rural, with its capital, Dijon, having a population of just 250,000.
- The region is famous for its vineyards, historical heritage, and gastronomy.
You can find more information about the region here.