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Sweden Awaits in 20 Days!

by Brianna DiPasquale, Greenheart Travel High School Abroad Student in Sweden

20 dagar och jag kommer att tala svenska varje dag! Jag kan inte vänta!
(20 days, and I will be speaking Swedish everyday; can’t wait!)

I’m leaving really soon! It is coming up so fast and I am busy all the time which makes it seem faster. There are so many things to do before I leave it’s ridiculous. Oh, another thing, MY VISA CAME TODAY! I was beside myself when my dad gave me the package. My visa was something I was really worried about. On the website, it says that on average it takes about 2-3 months for a visa to be processed and whatnot. I sent mine in LAST WEEK. Exactly a week ago I sent it to the embassy in Washington DC. We called and told the person on the phone that I was leaving very soon, and she said it wouldn’t be a problem…sure enough, it wasn’t! So, my plane ticket and visa are all ready to go. I still have to do a lot more shopping, and I’m still waiting on my new credit card to come in the mail. I haven’t started packing, but when I do it’s going to be pretty tough, and I need to start soon! I have to make sure I don’t go above 50 pounds per bag, and that’s going to be really difficult for me; I have soooo many clothes.

Another new topic; my host family! I am beyond excited to meet them. I have been in contact with them via email, Facebook, etc.. they sound like the coolest family ever! I have two host brothers 17 and 19. One lives at home, while the other goes to college in France. They told me I will take the subway/train to my school everyday, which is going to be totally new/super confusing for me at first. Both of my host parents work, so during the day everyone is out of the house. My host mother is from Finland, and my host fathers parents are from Norway. They are hoping to take me to both places at some point, which is super exciting as well. Twenty more days and I finally get to meet them!

Read more about Brianna’s last minute preparation at school before she leaves for Sweden…

About Greenheart Travel

CCI Greenheart Travel is personally invested in providing cultural immersion programs that change lives, advance careers and create leaders. We achieve this by partnering with organizations and governments overseas that empower their local communities through experiential learning and practical development. We provide others with the same positive travel experiences in which we ourselves engage. Through travel and cultural exchange, we help individuals reach their full potential, leading to a more tolerant, peaceful and environmentally sustainable world.

Discussion

One thought on “Sweden Awaits in 20 Days!

  1. I’ve been there. Nice place to travel.

    Posted by Hans Kortlevers | December 20, 2010, 10:35 am

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