As anyone with familiarity with the TAPIF program can attest, the arrival of your arrête de nomination signifies the moment when full-fledged planning can begin. This pack of documents contains your work contract, identifying which school(s) you will be working at, allowing you to look into housing and make contact with the TAPIF reference located at your school. Unfortunately, work contracts are scheduled to be delivered (by snail mail, usually) anywhere from June, July, and the first week of August. Only a few contracts have arrived for the 2015-2016 participants, and sadly I am not among the lucky ones.
So what do I do now?
Luckily, there are still lots of ways you can lay the groundwork for your TAPIF adventure! Here are the 7 steps you can take prior to receiving your arrête de nomination that will make your life in France easier!
1. SAVE MONEY.
Yes, it’s a paid position. No, you won’t get rich. Continue reading