As you know I'm 80% sure I will go to the first camp which starts on the 19th July. Time flew so fast, now there are just 99 days left before leaving Germany and starting my exchange year. I still remember how it all started:
In summer 2015 a friend of me started her exchange year with EF in Galway, Ireland. She posted a picture on Instagram with all the people she met in the camp in Dublin with the caption: "Probably two of the best weeks of my life...and this is only the beginning...💗" I thought about doing an exchange year earlier but I always saw it as a crazy thought of mine. But when she posted this picture I suddenly wanted to also do it even more than before but I wasn't sure if it was just a phase. It wasn't. After one week I still had the wish to do an exchange year so I asked my parents. They immediately said yes and I was so happy about it! I looked for organizations and the one I liked the most was EF. So I went to an information meeting with my dad and after this I knew that I wanted to go with EF. My parents were not sure first because they read some bad reviews about EF but I didn't care about them because they are existing about every organization. So I called EF a couple days later and asked for an interview. They told me I need to wait because it was the interview time for the 2016/17 students. So I waited and waited and waited and waited till I FINALLY got my interview date. I had my it on the 25th June 2016, almost one year after I decided do go on an exchange with EF and on the 27th EF told me that I got accepted!!! That was one of the greatest moment in my life, I was so afraid that my grades might not be good enough or my English too bad but it wasn't! So I started filling out my application and I was done with it at the end of August. Since then I was waiting to get a host family and I finally got one in January 2017. I'm chatting a lot with them and they are so nice and so awesome, I feel like I'm already a part of their family without knowing them in person.
During all this time I was chatting with other EF exchange students from all over the world and I made some really good friends.
Between my decision to do an exchange year and now are 598 days. 598 days of doubting if I really wanna do this, if I'm really brave enough. 598 days of being afraid of everything that waits for me in the US. 598 days of already crying because I'm going to have to say goodbye to my friends, my family and everything I know in a few weeks. 598 days of being excited as hell and 598 of being happy af about making this decision.
99 DAYS LEFT