April 9, 2009

The best news!

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This blog was not created in vain!  On Monday I opened my school email and saw a message with the header “Acceptance.”  I gasped and opened the email.  It said…

Dear Future Teaching Assistant,

Congratulations! We are very pleased to inform you of your acceptance into the French Teaching Assistantship Program for the 2009-2010 academic year, sponsored by the French Ministry of Education.

You have been placed in the Académie of Bordeaux.


I was so happy that I couldn’t speak.  For the last few months I’ve been acting as if I was going to France, but it hadn’t been confirmed, I couldn’t say for sure that I was really going.  But now it was real.  I had been accepted to the program.  I AM GOING TO BORDEAUX!  My first-choice region!

I won’t know where in the region I’ll be placed until late June, and it’s not until after I receive my placement that I can make an appointment to get my visa.  It’s a lot of hurry up and wait, but I think I need to get used to that ^_^

I haven’t stopped smiling all week.  Two of my friends were also accepted in nearby regions, so I will have people I know in France with me at the same time.  Next year is going to be AMAZING. 

5 more months…can I make it?  There’s so much to do!