University of Wisconsin Announces New Scholarships for TAPIF Alumni

October 20, 2016 | By TEACHING ASSISTANT PROGRAM

Graduate schools preparing the next generation of global professionals recognize the value of language proficiency and intercultural competency, and are launching new scholarships providing targeted support to former Teaching Assistants in France as they pursue international masters programs. 

The University of Wisconsin – Madison, in partnership with the Teaching Assistant Program in France, is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity to support former teaching assistants pursuing Masters degrees that truly leverage their linguistic proficiency in an increasingly international job market.

Since 2000, the University of Wisconsin Professional French Masters Program’s (PFMP) has trained students to use their advanced French in a variety of professional fields, including international business, international education, international development, government, and the arts. PFMP graduates are currently thriving as leaders in international organizations such as Champagne Laurent-Perrier (New York), Redbridge DTA (Paris), Canac (Quebec City), and Population Services International (Conakry, Guinea).

The PFMP-TAPIF Scholarship provides up to five of the most academically promising admitted applicants who have worked as teaching assistants in France with a scholarship of $4,000 per academic year, one third of tuition. Application fees are waived for all TAPIF alumni.

For more information on this opportunity, please visit pfmp.wisc.edu/TAPIF-scholarship.


The Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) offers 7-month paid teaching assistantships to 1,200 American citizens and permanent residents each year. Assistants teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of France, such as French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion.

Applications for TAPIF 2017-2018 now open until January 15, 2017. For more information, please visit frenchculture.org/tapif

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