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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

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.

Alliance Française
de Nashville

Deauville Program

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.

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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.

Nina Walls Scholarship pays for the tuition at the Alliance Française, room, and half board with a family, and contributes $1,500 towards airfare or other travel.

Student Exchanges / ambassador for Nashville

Student Exchange Brochure 2022-2023.pdf

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SCN Student Exchange objectives:

  • Intercultural knowledge and relationship building
  • Global awareness
  • Personal values and language skills
  • Focus on communities, service and commitment

By participating in the SCN Student Exchange program, students will:

  • Become an international ambassador for Nashville in their chosen Sister City
  • Learn about their host country, its people, culture and language
  • Develop skills to deal with future challenges, independence and self-awareness
  • Expand their interests and experiences
  • Build friendships that last a lifetime
  • Respect the customs, economic differences, lifestyle and daily routine of the host country and family

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.

Travel Costs

The student is required to pay a $300 application fee and is responsible for the cost of airfare to the destination city. We suggest the students bring an additional $200 for incidentals, souvenirs, some meals. Some of the trips require an additional stipend for special overnight activities (which can range from $250 to $400). For complete Financial Information and Payment Schedule, please click here.

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.