TAPIF Applications Now Open

TAPIF Applications Now Open

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Applications for the Teaching Assistant Program in France are now open on tapif.org and will close on February 15, 2024. This year, all those who apply by November 15th, our early bird deadline, will have the chance to win a special prize! 

In partnership with France Education International, TAPIF sends over 1,300 young Americans aged 20-35 abroad every year. The assistant de langue en France’s mission is to share their linguistic and cultural backgrounds in elementary, middle, and high schools across mainland France and five overseas territories. TAPIF welcomes applicants from diverse academic backgrounds and is open to anyone with 3 years of completed college credits who can demonstrate a B1 level of French on the CEFR global scale. 

After their teaching experience in France, our TAPIF alumni go on to pursue a wide range of careers, both in the United States and abroad. TAPIF offers scholarships in partnership with Fulbright France and 11 prestigious U.S. Universities, as well as an option to apply for TAPIF to Teacher and gain a graduate certificate in foreign language education from the Université de Nanterre. 

Other joint programs: In partnership with Middlebury Language Schools and Schools abroad, up to four selected teaching assistants will have the opportunity to obtain their Masters of Arts in Applied Linguistics in tandem with their 12-hour work contract with TAPIF in ParisInterested candidates must apply for both TAPIF and the MA in Applied Languages by January 15th.


“TAPIF has been an integral part of my personal and professional development. From learning how to navigate a foreign workplace to building rapport and connections in another language, TAPIF has helped me develop new interpersonal and professional skills and hone preexisting ones. Without TAPIF, I wouldn’t even be close to the individual I am today. It truly helped me get comfortable with being uncomfortable, moving to a foreign country and city where you initially know no one will do that for you. Un immense merci à vous, TAPIF !” – Matt Davis 

“TAPIF helped me grown as a person more than any other experience in my life up to then. Fully immersing yourself in another culture is an experience that is hard to come by, but TAPIF is a way to do it. I learned so much about the world, the French language, and myself.” – Brandon Landers 


Stay up-to-date with TAPIF; follow us on social media and via our linktr.ee/tapif here. 

For more information on the program see our prospective applicants page here.