Friday, March 26, 2010


Ok, so I just posed yesterday when I got accepted to Italy, but I left out one thing that I found out yesterday: I may already have a host family (!). I don't know for sure yet, but when my mom emailed AFS to thank them they told her that they already had someone in mind for me :D. That made me so happy because I was kind of expecting to get my family a couple of weeks before leaving, but I guess I was one of the first applications to get to Italy so... they might have found someone! I don't know for sure yet, but I hope so, it would be soooo cool to get to know them by email and stuff this early :D. I just don't know if I could really talk to them in Italian because right now I'm at the point where I just point at things and yell "CANE!!!" or "SCARPE!!!", nothing that really makes any sense (I think what I just screamed meant "dog" and "shoes" btw, but I could be wrong...). So they might have already found me a host school too because they were asking for my grades, but I don't know. I really hope so, it would be so cool :D. Anyway, I'll just be here... waiting for an email...

Oh yeah, I also got a cool thingy on the side (<---) of my blog so you can give me money. Well, not directly to me, it is collected to AFS and then put toward my trip. I think I really need a lot more than $1000, but $1000 is still nice, I need all the help I can get ;D. I have lots of Italian homework this week though (I go every Friday), but I still wish I had more. I just want to learn it as quick, as if I could get there faster. I wish.

Well, I'll write more if something else happens, and I hope it does soon :D.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I'm Going to Italy!!!!!!

I just got accepted to Italy!!!! I still have no idea where in Italy I'll be, but at least I have a definite country now :D. I was kind of getting tired of waiting this week, so I emailed AFS on Monday and today I came home from school and they had emailed me back saying I'm going to Italy! Now I have to send in the rest of my grades so that they can start finding me a host family and I will know where in Italy I'll be.... but for now I'm so happy to be going to Italy. I just have to keep working on learning my Italian, or I'll be completely confused when I get there. I should probably go study it now then because.... I'M GOING TO ITALY!!!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Here's my blog.... and what I'm doing with it.....

I'm Emily and I am going to be a foreign student for a year in......well I really don't know yet. I turned in my full application exactly 31 days ago, so I should hear where I am going anytime now. I am going with AFS, and yes I will be gone the whole year. That is the second question I am asked when I say "I'm going abroad for a year!". The first question people ask is usually something like "Who are you staying with?" or "Where are you going?”. The answer to that is I don't know yet =(. But I am hoping for Italy right now. Mostly because I don't think many people will yell at me for talking too loud there and also mostly-partly because I want to eat their food and learn to cook their food. And I speak Spanish, which helps me a little bit in learning Italian... sort of. I'm not very good at it... yet. But if I get accepted to Italy I promise to work harder =D.

I think my alternate country choice list wouldn't be so bad either: Netherlands (oooo, bikes and windmills), Switzerland ('cause it's cool), Denmark (also cool), and Norway (yay!). I think if I don't get Italy I would probably take any one of those. I should be told what country I will live in by somewhere around the 17th according to AFS. St. Patrick’s Day deadline, good timing XD. I am told I probably won't know who my host family is until about two weeks before I leave, so the answer to the third question people ask ("What part of Italy?") is I have no idea. I'm still just hoping I get accepted to Italy right now.

I did just get an email about the scholarship money I get (thank you AFS!), maybe that means another one about my country is close? Please? Hopefully? Haha, I also wish I could just go now... I'm really bad at waiting XD.

I'll make another post when I get more information, fingers crossed for Italy!