1st Week!

Alright Alright Alright. I know its only the first week and i've started to slack on my blog, my bad.

Well, lets start with Day 1 of orientation.
I arrived at LGA airport which was very scary, the only thing going through my head was "I'm half way there!" When I finally met up with the AFS group I saw Lizzie and I was so happy. We sat at the airport for another hour just in case of something (Je ne sais pas) Anywho, we waited for the van to take us to our orientation. (fast forward past traffic) We arrived at the double tree hotel and thats where the adventure of limbo began. When we arrived we put all our luggage in one room until room assignment where given out. Then we got registered, where they gave out name tags, a survey, and water bottles(not for you to keep). Once you finished filling out the survey you got a beautiful yellow T-Shirt. :) (OK if you sensed the sarcasm in that statment its because literally on the van ride over i said "I hope the shirts aren't yellow I dont look good in yellow." so ya) Any who, after waiting and talking to other exchange students we went to meet with our group leaders(Jim). We had Info sessions and what not, we got our room assignments, then we got our bags and headed to our rooms to freshen up for dinner. Dinner was pretty good, after dinner we did a few get to know you games then yea.....any who

We woke up bright and early for breakfast then we had more safety and information sessions. Then we had an hour of repacking and what not, then lunch. After lunch we had another safety and info session and we also said our good byes to the kids going to different countries. The 51 people going to France....yea i said 51...there were a totally of 100 ish kids and 51 of them were going to France :) alright anyway the "French Army" left the hotel at 3 for JFK....waiting in the airport was so fun/boring/nerve racking/amazing checking in was awesome because i know my bag was overweight and it went through :p Also, BIG NEWS! We got to ride the biggest plane ever the Air France A830 the plane had two levels and a spiral staircase :) I loved it.

Arrival In Paris.
We arrived in Paris and went through all the boring things like baggage claim, customs, and what not. Finally when we got out of the airport we had to wait on our bus...ok funny story, we thought that we were riding in a Mercedes Bus because it pulled in front of us and the guy got out and me and a few friends "YAY were rollin in style" . Then the guy got back on the bus and left and we just sat there "umm hello" Then our real bus arrived but it wasn't shabby :) then we drove to our hostel which according to our leaders was the "nice" hostel and it was really nice :) We put our big luggage in a room for the orientation then took our little bags to another room so we could eat lunch...lunch was good...then we went to get our rooms then we had free time until dinner (i slept)....uh oh yea we got another yellow shirt....yay :)

On sunday, I woke up at 4:45 to take the TGV from Paris to Laval and met my host family. We went to a little cafe for drinks with the two other students staying close to me, Then we drove home about 30mins away. After I did some light unpacking, we had lunch. In France, lunch is massive especially on Sundays. So we had a big lunch, and afterwards I finished unpacking. Then I took a massive nap and when I woke up I got a mini tour of the farm. Then we had dinner. Families in France don't eat until around 8:30 or 9 at night, and dinner is long. After dinner the family gathers to watch a movie on tv :)

On monday I took the day the morning off of school to rest and recuperate. It was great. Then I went to school to get registered.I started school that afternoon, it was very scary and very confusing.I met a really nice girl in my class named Flora, she is Swedish and speaks english really well.

anywho A lot goes on and its really hard to keep up with the blog so i'll try but no promises to update every week or every two weeks

Au Revoir Atlanta! :)


Well, right now I'm sitting in the Akron/Canton Airport (lay over) waiting for my flight to LGA. I am so excited/nervous/happy/anxious/prepared/unprepared/ready/not-ready/ahhhhhh. I guess I should give you guys a run down of how yesterday and this morning went. Yesterday, I went and picked up my passport/visa from the French consulate(Just In Time :p ), I got a hair cut and a mani/pedi, took care of a few last minute things, and had a couple of friends over.
My best friend stayed over and came with me to the airport.
This morning I woke up at 5:30 to get everything ready, left the house at 6:30 and made it to the airport. The goodbyes were very sad, crying from my mom :), and random moments with my brother and best friend quoting shows and being silly around the airport.
At 9:10 my plane left Atlanta and that brings me here. My flight leave in a little bit and I should land in New York at 1:46 :)

I am so excited, I can't wait to get to orientation and meet all the other people going to France. I have two friends studying abroad too but there going to Spain and Egypt so I will get to see them in NY before I leave :)

Welp, I have to board my plane now so I'll try to update this blog as much as possible.


P.S. The name I have chosen is Adriana it so much better than (Bonjour Je m'appelle Marche Hi my name is walk...or market)