I recently got another nice email from my head of English, offering me a place in some student halls of residence. Apparently after Christmas, when I get a social security number, I’ll be able to get something called an “allocation logement”, which is essentially funds helping to pay for my accommodation from the French Government. The rent is not unreasonable.
The head of English has also given me the email addresses of the previous English assistants, so I hope to hear back from them soon. It will be good to speak to someone with a different perspective on the school – especially someone who has already done the job I’m heading for. I’ve been promised a little more information in the post about the school itself, so I’m looking forward to getting that and learning more about where I’ll be working.