Pascal, my father, is an air traffic controller at Paris Charles the Gaulle airport. He has been doing this job for about 30 years and will retire next year. My mom is Valérie; she owns a little supermarket situated about 15 minutes away driving from where my parents live. I am an only child.
I study English and education at the University of Cergy-Pontoise (15 miles away from Paris). I just finished my first year of my Masters degree there. I would like to teach English in France, in middle school or high school. I would also be interested in teaching French abroad.
Regarding my previous job experience, I took several internships this year in a middle school and a high school, with an English teacher. I got the opportunity to teach the kids some lessons. Furthermore, I’ve already taken part in the Amity Intern Program at Charlemagne last year. I worked in 5th grade with Madame Grabowski and Madame Carlson. It was one of the best years in my life. I loved my job at Charlemagne, working with children and sharing my culture with them. I also really enjoyed the state of Oregon and its outdoor activities. That is the reason why I decided to join this program again. Concerning other job experience, I work every weekend at my mom’s shop and I used to work at a bakery at the beginning of the school year.
After this one-year internship, I would like to finish my master degree in France and to become an English teacher there.
During my spare time, I enjoy riding horses. My mom and I have been riding horses for more than 10 years now. We have a horse. His name is Fakir and he’s been in the family for 18 years. I also like going to the movies, running, hiking. I really like sports and outdoor activities in general.
I am really excited to be back at Charlemagne this year and to share some of the French culture with the kids and their parents as well!