Internships and Careers
TAPIF – Teaching Assistant Program in France
If you are interested in applying for the program in the future, applications will open for the 2023-2024 school year in mid-October 2022 on tapif.org.
The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,500 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of France such as French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. The American cohort is part of the larger Assistants de langue en France program, which recruits approximately 4,500 young educators from 60 countries to teach 15 languages annually in France. The Assistants de langue en France program is managed by France Éducation international.
Visit our Prospective Applicants section to find out how you can gain valuable teaching experience, improve your language skills, and experience French culture first-hand through the Teaching Assistant Program in France.
Find answers to many of your potential questions on our FAQs page in the Prospective Applicants section!
Read first-hand accounts from current and former assistants in the Testimonials section.
A teaching internship in Deauville, France, will be awarded to a French-speaking candidate who has experience or promise as a teacher of English for young students. The selected intern will teach English in the primary schools of Deauville for the entire academic year.
4004 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 237-B, Nashville, TN 37215
AFN is located in the Green Hills Court Shopping Center. Park and use stairs to 2nd level near Brushfire Pottery Studio.
P.O. Box 158646, Nashville, TN 37215
Nina Walls Scholarship
The Nina Walls Scholarship enables recipients to attend a month-long summer study session at an Alliance Française in a francophone country and to live with a French-speaking family there. This scholarship is a unique opportunity to absorb local culture while improving fluency in French.
Student Exchanges / ambassador for Nashville
SCN Student Exchange objectives:
By participating in the SCN Student Exchange program, students will:
Sister Cities of Nashville currently maintains high school exchanges with Caen, France; Magdeburg, Germany; Mendoza, Argentina, Taiyuan, China and Tamworth, Australia.
Apply to travel with Sister Cities here.
The exchanges typically bring students to Nashville for two weeks during the regular school year and send Nashville-area students abroad for approximately the same length of time during the summer. Students stay with local families and usually attend some school as well as enjoy sightseeing and other cultural activities. A chaperone accompanies the exchange students to their destination.
Many deserving students are not able to participate unless they receive financial assistance. Please consider making a contribution to SCN’s Student Scholarship Fund to help all students have this incredible cultural and educational experience.