• For 2 years I taught English in small, idyllic cities in southwest France - and it wasn't the vacation I thought it would be

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Ciara McLaren on a day trip to Biarritz, a seaside town on the southwest coast of France.
    Ciara McLaren
    After graduating with her master's degree, Ciara McLaren moved from Florida to a small town in western France to work part-time as an assistant English instructor at a public school. She was paid roughly half the French minimum wage and lived in a dormitory for young workers. McLaren says the beginning of her stay in France had many challenges, from overcoming the language barrier and experiencing culture shock to learning how to work well with teenagers. Still, after two years in the...
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