This is my documentation for my family and friends so that we can keep in touch while I spend a year half way around the world. I will do my best to document the good times, the bad times, the happy, the sad. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pre-Interview Gitters

Ok it is official. I am completely freaking out about tomorrow it is about 11:20 ish right now and I can't help but think about my interview tomorrow. What if I am misunderstood? After all it's not like they can see my body language, facial expressions nothing. What if I completely trip up over my words. Not trying to profess my downfalls tomorrow in advance or anything but I already know that I won't be able to focus during school. Who is even thinking about school? Tomorrow is the day. My day to prove to CBYX that I have what it takes. Maybe I am being a bit dramatic. Perhaps I should catch some zzz's but that's not very important I have so much to think about.
Oh and on top of that I have an Anatomy quiz, German quiz and God knows what else to do tomorrow.
On a good note and a bit off topic. German competition is this Saturday. I am happy for it to come but kind of happy for it to go too. The Schüler Congress it's basically a state competition for all students in German class to get together once a year and you can win medals. My school dominates :) not trying to sound stuck up but it is one of those matter-of-fact things. Like last year we took up 52 medals and the next school runner up had 16. That is all possible because of great German teacher.
Anyways I am sure you didn't bother reading this blog to find out about what is happening with my schooling so I will stop and save you the trouble.
I will try and refrain from blogging again before I actually have the interview but if I can't resist just bare with me. This is a bit nerve racking. Enough said.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Today I found out that I will be having my interview in 4 days, March 1st. I am excited and at the same time nervious. I have a pretty good idea of what to expect but it's over the phone so that makes is a little bit more complicated; not being able to see the other person's body language and such. People from have given me a really good idea of some of the questions that will be asked (btw you should really check out that website, it is very informative about anything related to being an exchange student!!!). Not really sure what else I should say at the moment but I will be sure to inform you of anything new that happens.
Alles Liebe, Jenaé

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Patience is a Virtue

"He that have patience, can have what he will"
Benjamin Franklin
Since my first post I haven't really received any OFFICIAL news. It's just been like "Oh, we recieved your application." and then I had to wait and wait just to get an e-mail to say go wait some more. BUT yesterday while sitting in a beauty salon getting my hair done, I got an e-mail. THIS is what I had been waiting for...I got through to the next round!!! Also in the e-mail it said that I should be either getting a phone call or an e-mail on Monday, February 22 about scheduling my appointment :D. Excitement just doesn't describe it... Oh and then they said things that I should expect to be asked...but who has time to pay attention to such things, when you are so excited. My interview will be on the phone, not sure if that is a good or bad thing; I think it might just be my region (AYUSA) or maybe just because of where I live at, not really sure though. Well I will keep you posted on anything new that arises.
Alles Liebe,