Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pictures so you know a little more about me.

Me, Emmie, and Jimmy on the 4th of July

My mom Mary; and my dad Mark.

Me not ready for the camera and my lovely grandmother

I am the 4th one in from the right. This is my friend's quinceanera 

I love Italy. I took this piture. This is in Venice.

My sister maggie and me

My 100 back swim race. Swim is my sport.

Disney world!! 

This is a picture of Milwaukee from Lake Michigan 

I leave in about two months!

I wanted to show everybody some people, events, and places in my life.  This doesn't begin to explain my crazy, busy life!  But it's a start.

I love Milwaukee and my village of Wauwatosa, but I can't wait to experience a whole new country, culture, and group of friends.

I have an appointment at the Spanish Consulate in Chicago on the 22nd of July.  Finally almost finished with this visa process!  What a long, rigorous task.  BUT! It's all worth it.


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Spread the Word.

This is the link to what my Spain program is.  If you're curious or you know anybody interested in studying abroad for a gap year, school year, semester, or summer program, in a different country please visit the website.  Or if you want to host a student from a different country, check it out.
You might be curious like I was.  And then you'll want to get involved in something that you never thought could be possible.

That is it.


Monday, June 13, 2011

Travel Plans

     It's been awhile since I've posted.  Sorry about that.  It's just that there is nothing about which to write.

Behold!  I have received some very exciting news...

I now know of my travel plans and when I will leave.  I thought that was some information worth sharing.
OK.  Here it is:

Carrier Name Carrier No. DEPARTURE ARRIVAL
Location Date Time Location Date Time
Swiss International Air Lines 15 JFK - New York - John F. Kennedy, NY 1-September-11 8:55 PM ZRH - Zürich - Kloten 2-September-11 10:50 AM
Swiss International Air Lines 2026 ZRH - Zürich - Kloten 2-September-11 12:25 PM MAD - Madrid - Barajas 2-September-11 2:45 PM

So here's the plan.
Fly from Milwaukee to JFK
I need to be in New York no later than 4:00 PM on August 31,2011.
Then I need to be at the Double Tree Hotel for Orientation

The next day I will fly out from JFK to Zurich, Switzerland
We have about a 1.5hr layover.
Then I will bored the plane to Madrid and land around 3:00
This is the itinerary so far.  Now I am also starting to think about what I need to pack.

Get this:

Baggage Allowance:
AFS has stricter luggage regulations than some airlines. These regulations reflect the stricter baggage allowances provided by airlines within your host country. AFS assumes no responsibility for excess or oversize baggage fees.

But, everyone says you buy a lot and they wish they would have packed less?  IDK and IDC!
I just want to take all my shoes.  [That's not going to happen though]

Another Thought: 
I will need to take some thank you gifts and other trinkets from Wisconsin over there.  (You never know when you'll need to write a thank you note!!)  [My mother has trained me well]  
Hopefully I'll get the chance to make thanksgiving dinner? Who knows.  

I only have about 2 months and 18 days left.  I'm getting crunched for time! I still need to get all my transcripts and visa stuff done! aaaaaaaahhhhh



Thursday, June 2, 2011

exams.eww. WAIT! I'll have to take them in Spanish. Ohh Joy!

I'm studying for my last exam. Chemistry.
It's a fun interesting subject, but it's not fun when I'm so confused.
Just think that I will soon have to take exams all in Spanish.  
Good? Bad? Different?
I don't know.  Finals are just not fun.

I still haven't heard about a host family.  It will be okay.  I'm hoping for a few places, but I won't say.
It's probably bad juju to say.

Just thought that I'd let everyone know that I'm still here.  Updates updates updates.
Hope everyone is excited for summer! I know I am :)