2023 TAPIF Photo Contest

2023 TAPIF Photo Contest

View the winning photos from this year's TAPIF Teaching Assistants.

Mountains, castles, cities, wildflowers, volcanoes…the TAPIF experience, as illustrated in the photos of 2023’s contest winners, is as diverse as the landscape of France itself. This year, we received nearly 100 creative entries capturing the 2022-2023 cohort’s most memorable moments during their 7 months as teaching assistants. From trips with friends and celebrations in the city to quiet reflection and nature hikes, these photos run the gamut, but they all have one thing in common – a joyful celebration of what it means to take part in TAPIF. 

Submissions were divided into five categories, and we are delighted to announce a winner and a runner-up in each category.

Group Photos

MacKenzie Van Meter takes the prize in a fun shot with friends in front of Paris’s most famous museum.

Runnerup Nicholas Mologne’s photo highlights a memorable trip to Madagascar from his placement in nearby French department La Réunion.

Solo Photos

Michelle Balducci enjoys a bike ride near the Atlantic, with the St. Raphaël Ferris wheel dominating the skyline.

Runner-up Nicholas Mologne shares a spectacular view from a hiking trip to La Réunion’s Piton de la Fournaise.

City/Village Photos

Claire Stein gives us a bird’s eye view of Nancy at sunset.

Runner-up Abigail Aurora Taleon shows us a beautiful day at the Loire Valley’s Château de Chenonceau.

Nature Photos Category

Megan Crouse takes the cake with a gorgeous photo of the Baie des Saints in Guadeloupe.

Emily Blythe came in a close second with a stunning vista of Occitan’s mountains and sky:

School Photos Category

Alissa Miller’s winning photo gives us a literal sneak peek into the French classroom.

Emma Irwin’s runner-up photo is the perfect postcard of a fancy French school entrance.

Congratulations to all the winners – thank you again for sharing your beautiful TAPIF moments with us! 

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