Last weekend, me and my mom drove down to Houston to get my visa at the Consulat General de France (see above image). It is rather annoying that I had to go in person for something that didn’t require me to actually do anything besides slide my application below a glass window, but that’s how it is now. I managed to get through the French bureaucracy and got my visa within 3 hours of first getting there (no small miracle). It was good preparation for the endless paperwork that I’m sure I will face in France. And if the paperwork isn’t just right or there aren’t the correct number of copies… oh la la.
I’ve found out that I will be teaching at three different schools, one in Valence and two in nearby towns. My contact in Valence said that their classes will have a focus on cinema, tv, comics, and drama, so that is exciting. I also know that I will be teaching 7 to 11 year olds. I still need to find a place to stay my first night in France, but besides that I have the rest figured out. Now I just have to figure out where to store all my things.