Monday, October 17, 2011

80 Days Until Departure

Today marks the 80th day until I leave. I am super excited, but I have come to a few realizations.
1) Reading books in straight french is HARD. As obvious as this sounds, it sort of shocked me. In French class we are reading Le Petit Nicolas. There is a substantial amount I understand, but in some of the stories I am just thinking, "Woah, what just happened!" Very obvious, but also completely true.
2) I am really going to miss my familly. Again, very obvious, but as each days passes, I think I notice it more and more.
3) Okay so I lied, these are ALL obvious but anyways, it is so much harder to communicate in a language that is not your first language. I have been emailing my host family and I want to say something, but now I have to think of a whole new way to phrase it using my French knowledge.

This brings me to my next point... My host family seems amazing! I have been emailing them and I am so excited to meet them! They are even trying to get me in a theater class in my lycee (French high school) and possibly piano lessons outside of class, how cool is that? Wait I know, VERY cool!

I guess thats all I have for now.
Until next time...

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Host Family Info!

Hello Again!
So as some of you may know I got my host family information on Monday, October 3rd. I am living with a family in Normandie, France (or Normandy in English). My host parents Noëlle(the mother) and Nicolas (the father) seem incredibly kind and helpful. I will also be living with their children, and my host siblings, Baptiste and Eva. Baptiste is a 4 year old boy and Eva is a 2 year old girl (and they are ADORABLE!). This family seem like the perfect family for me, and I am so excited to speak to them (I plan on e-mailing them for the first time after I am finished with this post). We also have a lot of common interests like biking, hiking, outdoorsy things, and music. I am so lucky to have such a cool host family! For more information, please ask me! I am happy to share more, but I want to make sure I am using good internet safety. :) That's all for now!
A bientôt!

* I also have information about my school and the city I will live in (it seems amazing), feel free to ask!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Just the Beginning...

     My name is Sarah and I am sophomore in high school preparing to study abroad in France for the spring semester of 2012. For those of you who don't know me, please enjoy this blog that I hope to update as much as I can, and I hope you can learn indirectly through my experiences as well. For those of you who do know me, thank you for taking the time to read my blog, I hope it can give you some insight as to what I am doing, thinking, and seeing in France. I apologize in advance for the countless errors this blog will probably have :) I am not a really techy girl but I'll do my best!
     So as some of you may know I was accepted by Ayusa on September 30th into their program. After filling out an INSANE application (both in French and English), sending ridiculous amounts of emails, and after recently completing my 2 hour interview, I am so glad and fortunate to have this opportunity. I don't know much of the specifics of my trip yet, but I should be getting my host family information very soon. What I do know is that I depart from the US on January 5th, 2012.
     I am both incredibly excited and fantastically terrified to go abroad. I have never left the US before, but I am so excited and ready to learn! I can't wait to learn about all that France has to offer, but I also know I am going to miss all of my friends and family back at home.
    So I guess that's it for now. I can't really think of anything else to write but when it comes to me I'll let you know!
    Thanks for all the love and support thus far,
    Sarah Adams