Jan 07, 2008
This week has been an orientation for all of the international students. I signed up for classes, a process that was very confusing and unorganized. It took me two days, but I eventually got the classes I wanted. We have also had many orientation sessions that help us understand what is going on and what we need to do. I don't mind these sessions at all because they are a good way to meet people from all over the world. I don't think I'm going to have a roommate while living with my host family, so I've met all of the people I know at these events. I'm starting to get used to my surroundings, except for the deer and peacocks that run around the campus (I will try to get pictures of them if I get the chance). I am ready for classes to start so I will know how they will be. I am taking two classes in Spanish (international econ & business Spanish 3). Hopefully, I will be able to understand the professors, but I have a feeling it's going to be really difficult. Orientation is wrapping up, so now I just plan on meeting/hanging out with other international students, all of whom have been very friendly. It's very easy to relate to one another, because we are all in the same situation. Also, the Mexicans that I've met so far have been very friendly and helpful. So far so good.