Thursday, March 15, 2012

You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you've got something to say. -F Scott Fitzgerald

Hey Y'all!

  My name is Amy. This is my blog about journeying from Austin, Texas, to Marín, Spain. I am making this so that people back home can see what I'm up to 4,808 miles away, and so that future exchange students can maybe learn a little bit from my experience. (I know I've certainly been addicted to following other kids' exchange blogs...).  I'm going to try to keep up with this blog now that I do have a little something to say!

Some things to know:
  •  I am going to spend my junior year (2012-2013) abroad in Spain through the exchange organization AFS.
  • My application has been accepted by both AFS USA and AFS Spain, and today I received a host family (which I am still amazed by, they seem awesome and it was so fast) !
  • As of today, March 15th, there are one hundred and sixty-nine days until September 1st, which is approximately when I leave. (also the same date as the Hogwarts Express... I'm a Harry Potter fan).
  • There are about 4,808 miles (7,737 km) between my hometown and my host town of Marín, a small city in the province of Pontevedra in the Galicia region of España!

I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!