Over the course of my year abroad, France’s smallest metropolitan region, Alsace, came to occupy a special place in my heart: a place once foreign had, simply put, become a second home. Already, months – almost fifteen of them – have passed since I packed my life back into two suitcases, boarded my EasyJet flight to Manchester and left Alsatian soil. So, without further ado, here are some of the highlights of Alsace . . .
The British Council’s English Language Assistants programme spans four continents and fourteen countries: from the Austrian Alps to the French Riviera and beyond, there is somewhere for everyone. Last year, I had the time of my life as an English Language Assistant in Colmar, France. With just two days until the deadline to apply for 2016/17, here’s a brief low-down on being a language assistant abroad . . .
This time last year, I was in the final phases of preparation for my year abroad: I was full of anticipation, yet equally filled with anxiety by the bucketload. Now, realms of paperwork, dozens of postcards and endless memories later, I’m back in cold, rainy England facing a mountain of work, a.k.a. final year. Here’s a trip down memory lane with an A-Z of my seven glorious months spent abroad as an English Language Assistant. Allez-y!