A trip to Normandy, France, on the French exchange

Our school took part in an exchange program with a French school, where students would have a pen pal and exchange letters etc. Then once a year they would spend a week with their pen pal, staying with them in France.

I was asked to go with the French department on the trip. I think this was mainly because I was a man (there was a shortage of male teachers at the time) and also because I was young, without a family and could afford to spend a week away from home.

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