Australia

I have officially turned down the PhD position and scholarships in Perth. I was supposed to move there by the end of May. In two months.

But I realized that a Phd in Public Health wasn’t really for me, and I didn’t want to do it if my heart wasn’t fully in it. So I gave my spot to a student on the reserve list.

I don’t regret not doing a PhD anymore, but I am a little sad that I’m missing out on Australia. Maybe it’s because Julie is in Sydney now, or because I’m growing more and more dissatisfied with France… I know David wants to visit Australia and New Zealand, so we will eventually go there. Someday.

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Why is Jennie no longer in France?

I created this blog in September 2006 when I moved to France from Michigan to teach English. Many of the earlier posts are about my personal life in France, dealing with culture shock, traveling in Europe and becoming fluent in French. In July 2011, I relocated to Australia to start my PhD in Applied Linguistics. Although I am no longer living in France, my research is on foreign language pedagogy and I teach French at a university so these themes appear most often on the blog. I also continue to post about traveling and being an American abroad.

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