30 Things to Do with All Your Free Time as a Teaching Assistant in France

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  • Go on long walks/jogs/runs to clear your head, get to know your quartier and to stay in good shape/health.
  • Write letters to friends and family (snail mail).
  • Have regular Facetime dates with your best friends from home.
  • Try to disconnect from social media and foster your friendships here in France.
  • Learn some new recipes!
  • Visit some museums in your area - look out for new exhibitions.
  • Buy some pains au chocolat.
  • Thoughtful journaling.
  • Plan your travels.
  • Indulge in Netflix but in moderation!
  • Attend a concert.
  • Do some thoughtful journalling about life, your travels + your experiences.
  • Take a TEFL course to brush up on your teaching methodology.
  • Find the cutest cafe in your town.
  • Learn a new language or really commit more often to practicing your French.
  • Learn to code. 
  • Start an online business.
  • Plan an upcoming trip.
  • Volunteer at a local organization or charity.
  • Get a gym membership.
  • Join a sports club or team in your area.
  • Offer English lessons to make some side money.
  • Make friends with your colleagues and invite them over (or out) for dinner
  • Start a blog to keep your friends and loved ones up to date on your French life.
  • Explore every inch of your town!
  • Mail a postcard.
  • Catch up on your list of must-read novels.
  • Attend any local events that seem interesting to you.
  • Sharpen your skills! Take an online course about anything that you want to learn.
  • Become a cheese and wine connoisseur - experiment with different varieties (what better place than in France?!)