This photo represents the various school districts (académies) throughout France and its various republics (la Martinique, La Réunion, La Guadeloupe, etc.)
All of these academies were grouped into three different lists; and I could choose 1 from each list. My first choice was where I was placed (Nice), which, as you can see, decently small academy, so I have a good chance of getting placed near the coast/larger cities. I studied abroad in Caen, which is in the Northwest, on the English Channel (La Manche); so Normandy was still near and dear to my heart. Although I did not choose Caen, I did pick Rouen as my second choice, which is still Haute Normandie, directly north. (Rouen is where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake). My third choice, Lille, is in the North; I have a friend who is pursuing his Master’s degree in Lille, plus one of my favorite French films was filmed in Lille (legitimate reasoning for my choices, right!?) I am most looking forward to living near the BEACH again for 7 months!