Sunday, August 22, 2010

Leesville, SC and Nashville, TN

Made it to Nashville today. It is a great city (besides being the Country Capital of the US)! Yesterday, I spent the day setting up an old family tent and playing soccer in the heat of my fathers backyard. We chilled and had a great time visiting with my dad and his wife. Drove six hours to Nashville. Played in the pool and explored downtown this afternoon. Tomorrow we are off to Saint Louis for a campus visit.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Chapel Hill, NC

My friend Jared and I made it to Chapel Hill by noon today. After a tear-full goodbye to Baltimore and my lovely roommate, we were on the road by 7am. We drove straight to the University of North Carolina, School of Social Work. I had a great information session with the admissions team. I had many of my questions answered, as well as learned new things about the school. I really like the town and could definitely see myself here. One set back though: I will be taking my GRE 4 days past the deadline for admission during the 2011 school year. I will have to reevaluate my situation. I still have Washington University to check out though, so no decisions will be made yet!
We are off to explore the rest of the town now. Tomorrow we will spend the evening with my dad in Leesville, SC.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Interview Update

My interview was a breeze! It was not even an interview, it was more of a review of all the information that I have been given about the program. They also asked me about preferences for my host family. Of course I told them no fish or other seafood. The last thing I need is to go hungry or get sick from eating it. Gross!

I should get my work placement in a week or two. I will know my host family information just before I go.

Monday, August 2, 2010


I have my official phone interview with the Kenyan site team on Thursday. During this interview, the team will be assessing my answers for the right placement. They will look over the organizations that have openings and find the right fit for me. Also, this interview will help find a host family that they think I will connect well with. I have prepared answers to five pages of questions that they sent me. All I have left to do is reread over all the information about FSD and my pre-departure packet because it has been several months since I first read them. I feel prepared and I am so excited to hear more about my placements! I will keep you updated.