In just over two weeks, I will begin my third year at the University of Warwick, only this year I will be living abroad. Back in July, I discovered that I will be working as an English Language assistant in a French Lycée in the town of Morteau. Morteau is a small town that lies on the French-Swiss border, and is surrounded by the Jura mountain range. Between October and May, Morteau will become my new home, where I will live in an appartment close to the Lycée with a Spanish language assistant.
The next couple of weeks are going to be chaotic, sorting all the necessary paperwork, packing all my things and saying goodbye to family and friends. However, this has been made easier by speaking with the assistant from last year, my line manager at the school and my new flat mate. Despite being a small town, the assistant from last year said there are lots of things to do, especially during the winter months and the snow!
Being a town in the mountains, Morteau is not the easiest of places to get to. The nearest airport is in Geneva, but a train from Geneva to Morteau still takes a few hours. So I decided to take the train the whole way, catching the Eurostar to Paris and then the TGV down to Besancon, which will still take around six hours.
I will try to keep this blog as up to date as possible with all the new experiences that I will face over the next few months, but finding wifi in Morteau may be my first challenge!