Working in France
Your biggest hurdle to finding work in France may be your lack of a work visa if you are not an EU citizen. See the US Embassy in France Guide for US Citizens Living in France:
http://france.usembassy.gov/living_in_france.html and click on Employment in France.
And here is the commentary about employment on the Embassy of France in Washington site:
If you do not have EU nationality, then you would have to find an employer who would be willing to obtain a work visa for you.
Another possibility: The French Ministry of Education offers teaching assistantships to US citizens. Several Wellesley alumnae have participated in this program.For info, see
For more information, you may also contact the following alumnae with questions regarding the program in general, and their experiences more specifically:
Yuri Cartier (2005) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Véronique Khérian (née Chau) (2005) - email@example.com
Caitlin Cahill (2006) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Maggie Siebens (2009) - email@example.com
Esther Hugenberger (2010) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cara McGarian (2010) - email@example.com
Orly Reine Sibony (2010) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Glenna Moran (2011) - email@example.com
Tiffany Pyen (2011) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Zhang (2011) - email@example.com
Tips from Lisa Fleury '83, firstname.lastname@example.org:
Beyond the Bac - Higher Education in France & Abroad has a lot of information on the French higher education system and different types of programs (medical and law studies; university masters and specialized masters at Grandes Ecoles, for instance.) To order the book, see http://aaweparis.org/pages/publications.html
See the website of Campus France, the French national agency for the promotion of higher education, international student services, and international mobility: http://www.campusfrance.org/en Campus France handles student visas to France.