If you are reading this, I’m sure you are a future TAPIFer or another expat looking for some advice on how to navigate life in France. I know that when I first began my journey as a TAPIF assistant, I scoured the internet for advice on how to manage the impossibly long list of things that I needed to accomplish before, during, and leaving as an expatriate in France. The beginning of the process was immensely stressful. Though I had studied abroad in France, working through TAPIF was my first time actually living, you know, as an adult and such, in a foreign country.
So, I wanted to share some of the insight that I gained while living in France to pass along to future French expatriates, knowing that I would’ve loved to have someone tell me like it is. So, I’ve created a series of posts, titled Hindsight is 20/20, to help you with all of the different aspects of moving to and living in France. Just remember that I’m not an expert and am just simply passing along what I learned along the way. I hope these are helpful, and I wish you good luck!
5. Legal Paperwork
6. In the classroom
7. Daily Life
- Cultural adjustment in a new country
- On making friends
- Cutting costs on living so that you can spend your money on traveling
8. Traveling – go check out my section on traveling!
9. On leaving France