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Preparing to Set Sail!

Greetings! Wow... embarkation date is almost here. I can feel the excitement growing in my bones! I had no idea how much preparation and paperwork is involved in studying abroad... my recommendation: START EARLY! I was eager and started a year early, and I still feel like I was pressed for time... I am now completely packed, and it feels kinda odd knowing that I can fit everything I'll need for 6 months of global travel into one suitcase, one duffel bag, and one Jansport backpack... very unlike my mother, no? Anyway, this is just a test entry, so that I can ensure that I actually know how to make a blog. Everything seems to be going as planned.... the computer has not exploded yet.

We leave for San Diego tomorrow (Monday) at 3 PM, as the parents' reception is there from 7-9 PM. Then on Tuesday I am going to meet the teacher I will be corresponding with for the Vicarious Voyage program - I volunteered to share my experiences with a random elementary classroom. I am so excited for this opportunity, and I'm really happy that I get to meet the kids too... I'm guessing not a lot of volunteers will. Plus the teacher's daughter is an alumnus of Semester at Sea - hopefully she can give me and my Mom some good last-minute tips!

Well, that's all for now, folks! Next time I post here, I will have started my voyage!

Much love,

- Nicole

Posted by NerdAbroad 21:20 Archived in USA

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Still testing this method of communication ! :)

by NicsDadSP2013

Hey, Nicole,... You've been gone for almost an entire day, and you haven't yet called And emailed every single person in your address book. What's up wit dat? Did you forget all about us? Or, did pirates take over, and lock you in the belly of the ship? Oh, yeah... I almost forgot... your cabin is already in the belly of the ship. :)

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