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Snobisme à la vichyssoise

We had our orientation session this week in Clermont-Ferrand, 40 minutes from Vichy. They brought together all of the language assistantes in Auvergne to give us information about how to teach, what forms to fill out, and how to deal with difficult situations. They also expected us to socialize with our fellow assistants.

For some reason, les vichyssoises-américaines had a big problem with the socializing aspect. We had already met each other, and didn't really have much interest in bonding with people we would never see again, so we mostly hung together. We did adopt a fourth member into our clique, however, as we found Rachel, an english assistant from Birmingham, England, who is also working at the mammoth 2500-student Lycée de Presles in Cusset.

While others were bonding amongst themselves and going to the bar, we did sight-seeing and had ice cream. Just my style.

srah - Thursday, 3 October 2002 - 12:17 PM
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