The Cultural Services of the French Embassy settled the first official networking event for alumni of the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) on Thursday, September 14. Co-hosted with the Alliance Française de Washington, DC, and La Résidence de France in Los Angeles, this event took place chez Madame la Consule Générale in LA and at the Alliance Française library in northwestern DC. Alumni of all cohorts were invited to come and enjoy a fun-filled evening with wine, apéro, engaging activities, and chances to get connected with each other and their local Franco-American communities. In collaboration with the French government, TAPIF sends over 1000 young Americans (ages 20-35) abroad each year to share their linguistic and cultural backgrounds in elementary, middle, and high schools throughout mainland and overseas France. TAPIF draws participants from a diversity of disciplines, who, following TAPIF, pursue a wide variety of careers across the U.S. and abroad. This event brought many of these individuals together for the first time to meet, swap stories, and build connections upon the shared experience of living and teaching in France.