Teaching English in Tours, France

DONE BY: Sophie Elwood | St. Paul Central High School '15 | Wesleyan U. '20

HOW OPPORTUNITY WAS FOUND: 

Through a family friend (sorry I know this isn't super helpful)

LENGTH: 3 months

LOCATION: Tours, France

FUN: ★★★☆☆

PERSONAL GROWTH: ★★★★★

KIND OF PERSONAL GROWTH MOST EXPERIENCED:

  • Independence
  • Confidence

DAY-TO-DAY LIFE: 

  • 8am: wake up
  • 9am-3pm: teach
  • 3pm-5pm: explore the city
  • 5pm-10pm: time with host family

DESCRIPTION OF WORK/ACTIVITIES DONE: 

Assisting in an English classroom at a French high school/middle school

HOW MANY HOURS OF WORK DID YOU DO PER WEEK? 20

IN EXCHANGE OF WORK, PROVIDES: 

  • Free lunch

TOP TIPS: 

  • It's hard to make friends when you're alone in a new country and that's okay!

MOST MEANINGFUL LESSON TAKEN AWAY: 

I learned how to be alone and be comfortable with it, which is a really valuable thing to have especially going into college.

Jiyoung Jeong