University of Portland alumni awarded teaching assistantships in France

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May 16, 2016

Three French teaching assistantships were applied for and granted to University of Portland French studies graduates by the French government, according to Trudie Booth, international languages and cultures. Kealey Johnson ’16 will teach in Lyon, Douglas Blair ’15 will teach in Lille, and Clare Munger ’15 has declined her assistantship to pursue a teaching career in Portland, Ore.

The assistantships are sponsored by the French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services office of the French Embassy and give eligible French majors the opportunity to teach English in French elementary and high schools. The French Ministry of Education sets aside over 1,100 Teaching Assistantships for Americans every year, and recipients work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages.

For more information contact Booth at 503.943.7250 or


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