Mercer University Class of 2020 graduates Sarah Harris and Brenna McNulty were recently accepted into the Teaching Assistantship Program in France (TAPIF) and will teach English in French schools for seven months during the 2020-2021 academic year.
A joint initiative of the French Ministry of Education, the Centre international d’études pédagogiques and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the program’s goal is to strengthen English language instruction in French schools by establishing a native speaker presence while also providing American Francophiles with excellent teaching experience and firsthand knowledge of French language and culture.
Harris, from Austell, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in May with a double-major in French and international affairs and a minor in global development. She plans to pursue a career as a language educator teaching French or teaching English in a French-speaking country.
McNulty, from Powder Springs, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in December with a double-major in French and theatre and a minor in English. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in library science and become a librarian.