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Trip Start Jun 17, 2012
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Trip End Jun 04, 2013


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Flag of France  , Rhône-Alpes,
Sunday, June 17, 2012

The flight from Amsterdam to Geneva was relaxing. I knew I was close to the end of my journey so I enjoyed gazing at the beautiful landscape below me for most of the hour flight. I found my luggage easily and my driver was waiting with a sign for me. I met a couple other girls who I will be going to classes with and we talked about how beautiful everything was and how we couldn't speak french..
The driver dropped us off at the dorm and the dean gave us keys for our rooms. I struggled with my luggage up to (of course) third floor and turned the key. My roommate was sitting at her computer. The minute we met I knew it was going to be a lovely living arrangement. She has short blonde hair and is from Denmark. She speaks Danish, German, English, and some French and is very sweet. Nidia and I unpacked and decided we loved our room. We are in a spacious corner room that has huge windows on two of the walls.
The view from where I sit at my desk typing is absolutely breathtaking. The Saleve mountain is right above me. Nidia and I counted 12 paragliders (I think that's what they're called) gliding up at the top of the mountain with the blue sky as the backdrop. Nidia is 21 and has already studied at the college in Newbold so she speaks very good english. She is from Sjaelland Denmark, which she pronounces in a strong danish accent. After we settled in we walked down to Collonges and explored. Because it was a sunday I didn't get to try any french pastries..everything was closed!
In the evening I met a few more girls that arrived. There's Samantha, who is from Australia. She is my exact age and we decided to run together every morning. I also met identical twins whose names are Adriana and Carla. They are from San Diego and they are sixteen. So young! The next couple days is basically getting settled and orientations. Classes begin Thursday morning. The placement test is tomorrow..I have a feeling I will be a beginner..
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