Want to get paid to live in the Caribbean?

Caribbean you say? Tell me more...

Want to spend seven months exploring gorgeous beaches instead of a paltry week or two? Consider checking out France’s Teaching Assistant Program, which places teachers in Martinique and Guadeloupe, as well as Reunion, and mainland France. 

One of my lovely classes

What's it like?

My experience was working at two schools. My students were 13-15 years old and wonderful. We listened to Sean Paul and Beyonce and translated the songs together. Best job ever, right? 

I should probably also mention that my apartment was across the street from the beach, the work week was twelve hours total, and I didn't work Fridays. Some of my favorite people are the ones I met that year.

Teaching English is a wonderful way to get to know a local community and really get a feel for a country, one you would never get just spending a day or two. Not to mention, you're getting paid to be there, which helps the old travel budget.

Can anyone participate?

  • You must be an American between 20-30 years old.
  • You must be able to speak French at the intermediate level.
  • You do not need any prior teaching experience. 

What if I'm over 30 and/or not an American?

Don't worry! There are all kinds of programs all over the world. This is a great resource that lists programs by country.

This could be you:

Remember: Just because you're strapped for cash doesn't mean you can't travel. It just means you have to be creative.

Here are two more creative ideas: Idea 1, Idea 2


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