Trip Start Jan 18, 2011
18Trip End May 03, 2011
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Where I stayed
International Youth Hostel, Geneva
The first three days were comprised of a lot of meetings and paperwork. Yesterday we recieved our class syllabus and schedule. We get to go to the U.N. a total of four times for different lectures and I am really really excited about that! They spent a lot of time telling us about our Independent Study Projects (which will begin in March) I am definitely nervous about it but I think the research will be really interesting and will definitely help me to learn even more
We will also be taking a French course while in Geneva. Only myself and one other girl have never taken French before. So it is possible that it may just be the two of us in a class together...which would definitely work to our advantage!
Ok probably what you all want to hear about the most....my host family! I met them earlier this morning and have been in their house for a few hours now. I will be living with a girl my age named Laure, her mother named France, and her brother who is 22. I am their 6th SIT homestay student, but the first girl they have ever taken in! Laure said she is happy to finally have a girl around. Laure is very sweet and I think we are going to get along well! She speaks English and even studied English for 6 months in Canada. (she doesn't speak with a Canadian accent at all, but that would have been very funny.) And she has invited me to hang out with her and one of her friends tonight! Laure, France, and I went grocery shopping today and they also took me on a driving tour of Nyon (the town they live in.) Everything is so cute!
The family lives on the 12th floor of an apartment building. The apartment is rather spacious and I even have my own room
I'm having a hard time adjusting to the late dinner time here! It's currently 5:50 pm and I am pretty hungry but we probably won't start eating until 7:30 pm. Other than that, I am not finding it too difficult to adjust. I am just soaking up everything around me. I definitely miss home, and my lovely family and friends but I think that this experience will be really good for me! I'm sorry if this post was boring hopefully I will have more fun stories for the next post!
All my love xo