Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I now know many more details about my coming exchange! I am extremely excited, and will be leaving for Belgium in less than a month! I will be living in Kain, a small town near Tournai, with another exchange student from Iceland and my host mother, whose children are grown. My host brother, Gilles, studies in Brussels, so I will see him on the weekends. My host sister, Jade, is leaving on a different AFS program in Australia, will come home around Christmas, and then head out for Costa Rica. My host mother is a veterinarian and rescues animals, so I will get to be around lots and lots of critters! I have heard that their menagerie includes dogs, cats, horses, chickens, and goats. I don't know which school I will be attending yet, but I can't wait to find out! And I am even more excited to meet these wonderful, welcoming people that I have been emailing the last few weeks!