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It’s official…

…I’m going to Poland. I got the call from World Link on the Tuesday before finals week, and we called them back the next Tuesday confirming that I’m going. I’m really excited about heading overseas, especially since I’ve never had to use my passport before. (Okay, in all honesty, I have been out of the country , but it was only to Niagara Falls, Canada for a weekend, and that was back when you could cross the Canadian-American border without a passport.)
There are four other IMS students that I’ll be going to Poland with, plus one teacher. I think this group will work really well together, and I’m really excited about getting to know everyone better (I wish everyone who applied would be able to go, though!)

Things I am most excited about:
1. Going to Europe for the first time! I love history, and I think it will be really neat to be able to see so many historical places.
2. The long plane ride. Yes, this sounds crazy, but I’m really looking forward to trying to fill my time in various ways (I’m thinking I’ll be stocking up on ebooks for my iPod…huzzah for Project Gutenburg!)
3. Getting to know everyone better/making up inside jokes
4. Going to the land of my ancestors! (I’m about 25% Polish, via my mother’s ancestry)
5. Eating authentic Polish food
6. Being an “actual” exchange student and having the priviledge of really experiencing the culture (as opposed to just being a tourist).
7. Hosting an exchange student. We’ve gotten to know many superbly sweet exchange students in the past few years, and I can’t wait to meet another!

Well folks, that’s all for now. I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas (Jesus is the reason for the season!), and I wish everyone the best in 2010!

(originally posted 27 December 2009)