Carrie Volunteer Abroad in France
Carrie is from Manchester in Northern England. After finishing her studies in Mathematics, Music and International politics she has decided to participate on the volunteers project at La Giraudiere in France.
Carrie is helping prepare La Giraudiere for the coming season of visiting volunteers. Over 50 have all ready reserved their places but it is expected that over 80 will be passing through the doors at La Giraudiere this year. So there is much to be done to the apartments, which will house the volunteers. Dinning rooms, shower rooms, 11 bedrooms, linen room, food prep rooms, TV room all have to be spring-cleaned in readiness.
Carrie choose the project at La Giraudiere in south west France because she hoped the immersion in French rural life would help her improve her knowledge of French plus her confidence in using the French Language. When asked today if she had found the project was as she hoped she replied
“The immersion into the village life at Brossac and the numerous opportunities that you have to meet and speak with the locals is superb and it is all down to the hard work that Paul, who runs the project, puts in making sure that all that stay here are offered the opportunity to be involved in the day to day life of the community”
“The standard of teaching offered at La Giraudiere is outstanding The French teachers that I have met so far would be at home teaching beginners and advanced students of the French language.”
After Carrie’s 6 week stay at La Giraudiere she plans to visit Paris for a week which will both test and put into practice what she has learn’t at La Giraudiere after which she is taking a teachers position at a school in Northern England