One of the most important (and sometimes, stressful) things to think about before teaching abroad is HOUSING. Where to get it, how to get it, etc. It can all be a big case of "WTF do I do?!"
Below, you'll find the pros and cons of two of the most common housing options for those who teach English in France: Renting an apartment and Living at school in the student residences.
A couple weeks ago, I posted about how I personally chose the option of working as an au pair and living with a host family, and you can check out that post by following the link below:
How I'm Saving More Money Than Ever With TAPIF
Let's dive in!
Renting an apartment
Living At school (Student Residences)
Here's the thing, guys. If you get offered housing at your school before even setting foot in France, I say take it! You can always, always, always move if and when you find a better option!
It would be absolutely WORTH IT to arrive in France already having a place to live while getting your bearings and navigating the beginnings of your French life.
And if your school doesn't offer housing and you're not sure if you want to spend a huge chunk of your paycheck on rent each month, there are a multitude of other options including host families in exchange for babysitting or tutoring and foyers des jeunes for young working professionals.