Trip Start Jan 05, 2008
4Trip End Apr 25, 2008
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So, I've just made the final payment today, and recieved my housing information yesterday. I'm living with another student named Katelyn who is from Michigan in the Pelegrín de Ardavín household. They only live 5 minutes from the university. There are four people in the family, including 2 children - one who's 7 years older than me and another who is 10 years younger. There's also a dog! I'm pretty excited about the dog. I haven't lived with a dog since Indy died in March. I'm excited to meet them all. I've been facebooking with a few of the other girls in the program and they all seem pretty nice so far.
I still have a lot more to get done though! I have to buy my host family a gift, as well as start studying my Spanish cada día!! I've been slacking on that this week, but I'll turn it around. Starting tomorrow. I am going to exercise and practice Spanish every day. Too bad I don't hang out with any Spanish speakers in Louisville. The biggest thing I've been worried about is an international cell phone. After spending a ridiculous amount of time on the internet, I discovered Orange dominicana, a phone company that's a branch of AT&T. It will be much cheaper to just buy a phone from them when I get there with prepaid mintues. Calls to the US count as local calls! It's only like 13 cents a minute - that's in Dominican pesos - so that's like a fraction of a penny a minute. Sweet.
I just wanted to get started on this blog and see how it worked. I might try to write again before I leave! Hasta luego...