This morning I flew safely into JFK airport in New York City! It was cloudy, but we could see the skyline, and I think I might have seen the Empire State Building. If not, it was a super big building anyway!
I am staying at a really nice hotel near the airport with a lot of other AFSers. There are 12 Americans goings to French-speaking Belgium, including another Sara(h). Surprisingly, already-graduated 18 year olds make up the majority of our group, so I am not alone. There's even another Salutatorian/in our group.
They have fed us well and reiterated a lot of methods for dealing with cultural adjustment today. Tomorrow we go over safety, don out newly acquired, bright yellow AFS shirts, and head out for Brussels! I can't wait to meet my host family! And to see Belgium!