18 days until we leave for Santiago!
Happy to say I am completely done with all of my finals and totally finished with Spring semester. I came to campus today to work on more lessons and planning for our trip. I heard back from my pen pals and will hopefully talk to them more over the next two weeks. We also got addresses and a few details about the families we will be living with. Living with a host family is probably the one thing I am most nervous about. It is hard to anticipate moving in with people you have never met. I am looking forward to meeting them and getting to know them! I am most excited for experiencing a new city and culture. Overall, I am actually trying not to over think the whole experience because I am not sure what to expect so I want to go in with an open mind instead of getting stuck on what I imagine it to be. Luckily, I will be pretty busy up until the day we leave so we will be leaving before I know it!
24 days until we leave for Santiago! Today I came to campus to work on lesson plans and planning for Chile; we have our last group meeting today at 3:00pm! It is crazy that this whole trip has come together so quickly! Now that the semester is finishing up, I really have time to sit down and plan for my lessons that I will be teaching during the third week we are at the school. So far, I have some fun activities including BINGO and Hangman. I am also developing some more challenging writing activities depending on how well the students know English. I also just sent my first emails to my penpals, Catalina and Danella. I am hoping to hear back from them soon!