Monthly Archives: February 2014
The first days were definitely harder than I thought they would be. Once we got busy and started to tour Córdoba it got a lot easier! I love the city and the people in it. They are all very welcoming and so nice! It was a little weird for me at first to be welcomed with a kiss on the cheek because we don’t do much of that back in the states but now I love it! Even complete strangers will welcome you into their home which is very comforting! I do have my days though where I miss my friends and family back home, but I know I will get to see those people again. The people I meet here I might never see again so I know that I have to make the most of my time here!
I am hanging out with my host sister and her friends a lot which is nice because that way we get to know each other a little better! I have one host sister and a host mom and they are both really comforting.
They said that I can talk to them if I’m ever missing home and that I should feel at home here. I don’t start school till March 5th. I am a little for that just because I will be the new kid and feel very overwhelmed because of the language. I know however, that the language will start to come easier for me and after a month or so it will be much easier. I have been here for two weeks now and am looking forward to the next four and a half months that I have ahead of me!
Our Director took a recent trip to Germany and the photos below are just some of the beautiful scenic opportunities she had to get to know the country. Want to see this in person? Be an exchange student in Germany for a semester or year!
Two wonderful videos to show what Capetown (where all our students are placed) is like:
A map of South Africa (notice Capetown is right near the water!)
Twitter Resources to follow: @SouthAfrica , @capetowntourism , @gotoSouthAfrica
Research on Tumblr: Use Tag #CapeTown !
Prices to go abroad: Here
Perfect time to go to match their school year: January ’15-December’15
Story about Maria