Monday, March 15, 2010

Sunday was the day!! In some oddly roundabout way, I found out that I got into AFS-France (finally), and will be participating in their year long program for my entire junior year.

If you'd like, I will tell you a story (Paraphrased quote from the Book Thief):

So Sunday afternoon I was simply sitting in my living room relaxing and enjoying the free day when my mom brings in the mail. She opens up a few, discards a few, the average mail check, right? Wrong! As she opens the next letter, she says "Hey Carly, we just got an invoice from AFS."
"Quite odd," I thought, "Seeing as I haven't been formally accepted yet." However, being as knowledgeable of the AFS website as any hopeful foreign exchange student is, I went to the "Next Steps" page, in which exchangers can click on options such as:
-I am thinking about applying
-I have sent in my full application
-I have been accepted into AFS-USA
-And so on.
So I clicked on the step entitled, "I have been accepted into a program", and it specifically stated that after you have been accepted, you receive a bill of the remaining tuition to pay at your earliest convenience.
To double check, I emailed somebody and at the moment I am waiting for a reply. However, I think it is safe to assume that I will be going to France next year... :):):):):):):):)

I am so excited I don't know what to think...

I wouldn't have gotten to this point if it wasn't for everybody around me being so gracious and supportive, and I can't give you enough thanks.

Sincerely,
Carly Houk

Update: Oh my god, I can finally remove the "possibly" from my blog title!!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Finally.... Hehe

Well, first of all I would like to say that I am sorry for completely forgetting about blogging for the past month or so. But that aside, I would also like to say that I got a message from AFS a couple of weeks ago stating that my application was in France for review. I didn't really think it deserved a blog post, because I thought my application already was in France, but hey, now I know for sure. So there you go...

I am less spastic lately, and I have gotten used to all of the waiting. I am currently trying to focus on the present, because next year will come eventually, but I will never get to have this year back. That being said, I still haven't lost any ounce of interest in AFS or France. I am ecstatic!

Talk to you soon!

-Carly.

P.S. I think I should have more structured blog posts....

P.P.S. ChipIn still open!