I want to teach French in Thailand, so France is the best destination for me, and French as a foreign language (FLE) is the best program.
CampusFrance not only provided information on choosing a university and finding housing, but also helped me apply for my residency permit.
I arrived in France in February 2004 after earning my bachelor's in French language at Chiang Mai University in Thailand. After studying six months at a language school in Chambéry, I got a second bachelor's in modern letters at Université Stendhal – Grenoble 3. Then I moved into teaching French to foreigners and earned my master's in FLE in 2007.
I'm now in the second year of a doctoral program in FLE and serve on the scientific council at Université Stendhal and on the organizing committee for the 2009 EPAL colloquium on language learning through online exchanges.
I didn't have a grant, so I have worked half-time since I got here. Now I'm an instructor at the university's language sciences library. My various work experiences have been valuable in every respect.
I love living in France. Things have not always been rosy, but the difficulties that I've encountered have helped me grow.