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01-07-2013, 20:23   #1
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Summer job in France 2014

I'm an Irish student who is studying French at university level and who would like to spend the summer of 2014 working in France in order to improve my fluency in the language whilst earning some money. Any advice on where I might find some businesses/agencies willing to employ a 19 year old Irish female student for three/four months? I was thinking that perhaps I might find work on a campsite perhaps? Any advice at all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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01-07-2013, 20:29   #2
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My mams friends daughter went to Frankfurt to get a job for the summer last year. She went to a hostel to stay and asked the women if she needed staff and she got a job immediately. And she also worked in a English speaking summer camp. So I say your best bet is fly into a city and try looking for a job yourself.

I say somewhere like the south of France where they get a lot of tourist, would be your best bet. A camp site is kinda pointless as you will end up speaking English all the time( most campsites are British owned) and in my experience of several campsite, they are generally full of Dutch , Irish and English.

Maybe try looking up a English speaking camp for French school students. They generally don't need a tefl and the money is good
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Hi, I am looking for an Irish au pair to live in Spain with us from sept/oct 2013. I have 3 kids and they also speak english.
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23-08-2013, 11:35   #4
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As for France, I've been recommended these guys

I can't personally vouch for them as I ended up finding a job the old fashioned way, the local newspaper. Jobs can also be posted in town halls or local placement agencies. I know it's late in the season, but Summer work is reasonably easy to come by in France. Maybe one to bear in mind for next year.
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27-08-2013, 01:26   #5
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Summer work is reasonably easy to come by in France. Maybe one to bear in mind for next year.
Not in Paris.... I spent 2 weeks searching for work with no luck.. Not to mention months of applying for positions beforehand (January-June)
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Hi OP I studied French in college too. I actually did a language course but I knew people from my class who did charity work in Paris for an organisation called les petits freres des pauvres. Here's the website: It's charity work but they do pay for your accommodation and your flights. You also get food stamps. The work is visiting elderly people who have no family and need some company/food. You get to practise your French.

I've heard of other people going with clubmed and getting to practise their French on their package holidays (being a tour guide or like un animateur/camp leader type).

Bonne chance
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08-10-2013, 12:23   #7
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A good bet is the summer holiday destinations.

Places like Nice take on buckets of English speaking staff for the summer. You'll obviously have a good chance of getting work in Irish bars.

They have plenty of campsites too, if that's what you're after.

I arrived late (in June I think) without having made any contact with people beforehand and I managed to get a job after about 10 days. It's much easier if you plan ahead and start sending CVs to places before March/April.
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12-01-2014, 19:05   #8
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I am also looking into jobs in France for the upcoming summer like the poster above! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
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15-03-2014, 17:29   #9
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Hi! ~ I am in midwest USA also seeking some Summer work in France 2014 (I have summers free / libre w. my new job.
I have a bachelors degree in French.. (Prefer the BEACH area....
Advice appreciated. ~ thanks!
Have done ....
* Child care.
* Education assistant.
* Computer support
* Call Center, Customer Service
* Artist

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