Friday, April 13, 2012
Okay, so I've decided to detail for those who don't know as much about the process what it's been like, starting from the beginning. How, you might be wondering, did she decide to do this? Well, it was really my mom's idea. We were on the plane a few months ago coming back from vacation and I was saying that we should do something next year, since she won't be teaching. Go to France or back to Cambridge or something. She said that my dad didn't want to go anywhere because he didn't want to leave his lab. Then she suggested that I do a study abroad program if I wanted to go to France so much. I don't think that she was really serious, but I was and I started researching as soon as we got home, typing "Semester in Paris" into the search box and gradually widening my criteria. The next step for me was deciding what program to go with. I was already set on France because I take French in school and it is the only country that I could see leaving home for that long to visit. I considered a few others that were considerably more budget friendly than AFS but in the end, AFS was the only one that my guidance counselor had heard of and seemed like the only one that was credible. So I did some more research. http://www.afsusa.org/study-abroad/high-school-abroad/france-high-school-program/
Monday, April 9, 2012
Hi all. Okay, my inaugural post. So here's the plan. Next year in September I am leaving the small quiet town of Princeton New Jersey and venturing into the unknown to spend a semester in France. Don't ask me where, I don't know yet. I have been accepted into a program called AFS (American Field Service) which will send me to France, but as you can see below I do not have a placement yet. My placement could come tomorrow, or on Friday, or the day before I leave. So yeah. I'm pretty nervous about that.