The End Again

Yesterday was my last day as an English assistant for the second year. I’m glad to no longer have to drive nearly an hour to work, but not so happy about no longer having an income. I have a feeling I won’t be able to find another teaching job until September – maybe I’ll even be an assistant again – so I’m trying to plan out what to do this summer. I’ve got plenty of paperwork to keep me busy for a while (applying for unemployment, renewing my passport, perfecting my CV and lettre de motivation), but I think May will be a sad month for me. Jessica is leaving to go back to the US on my 26th birthday. I lose a friend and get old on the same day.

But congrats to the new American assistants for 2008-9 who received their acceptance e-mail this week. I’m surprised the embassy finally figured out how to use e-mail!

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  • Le Tigre in France

    Something will work out here for you, I’m certain. On the upside, the weather is going to get better and better, making facing unemployment hopefully a little easier?

  • Le Tigre in France

    Something will work out here for you, I’m certain. On the upside, the weather is going to get better and better, making facing unemployment hopefully a little easier?

  • Anne

    Yesterday was my last day too. I actually had a question though not sure if you can help. I’m staying on in France and just wondered what will happen with the CAF? Do I need to inform them straight away that I’m no longer working and if so what am I doing instead?! Just wondering if you had any ideas…

  • Anne

    Yesterday was my last day too. I actually had a question though not sure if you can help. I’m staying on in France and just wondered what will happen with the CAF? Do I need to inform them straight away that I’m no longer working and if so what am I doing instead?! Just wondering if you had any ideas…

  • Karen

    You get a new neighbor, though!

  • Karen

    You get a new neighbor, though!

  • L

    If you have any questions about applying for unemployment let me know. You have to do things like register with the Assedic, just to get refused, so you can re-register with your Academie. I know, it’s dumb. But I got about 500€ a month, which was worth all the trouble in the end.

  • L

    If you have any questions about applying for unemployment let me know. You have to do things like register with the Assedic, just to get refused, so you can re-register with your Academie. I know, it’s dumb. But I got about 500€ a month, which was worth all the trouble in the end.

  • Anne in Oxfordshire

    I am sure things will work out…Sad your friend is leaving, you can make new ones, and stay in touch with her.

  • Anne in Oxfordshire

    I am sure things will work out…Sad your friend is leaving, you can make new ones, and stay in touch with her.

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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