Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hallo Jedermann!

Hello everyone! As you all know I received the Congress-Bundestag Scholarship and will be leaving this September to spend a year as an exchange student in Germany! So I have decided to keep a blog to document what I'm doing and let other people know too.

However, I hope I won't have too much time to write really long posts, so I'm just going to use this blog as a tool so that everyone can keep in touch with what I'm up to without me having to keep up a lot of email correspondences. That said, though, please feel free to email me or contact me on facebook! (I also adore snail mail, so if you want my home address in Frankfurt shoot me an email).

So, having said all that I will give my first bulletin: In the beginning of the summer I went to an AFS pre-departure orientation. It was a lot of fun and quite informative, and I met a lot of really cool people, many of whom I'm excited to be traveling with soon! Since then I have been working, volunteering and teaching at a summer enrichment program for kids, and teaching myself German. I have a guest family, which is very exciting, and we have corresponded a little bit. At the beginning of September I will have to be all packed and ready to leave for Washington D.C., where I will be doing activities with other scholarship recipients and then going to another AFS orientation directly before I fly to Germany. So that's all for now, bis bald!