Sunday, May 16, 2010

Green Bay Confrence

Hello Everyone~
I haven't posted in a while and thought I should update everybody on whats been going on. This weekend was the 6270 District conference held in Green Bay. On Friday I got picked up by the bus and all of the 10-11 outbounds and the 09-10 inbounds drove up to the hotel. When we got there we ate lunch and got our room assignments then we practiced our flag ceremony for a looong time. Then, we changed into our nice cloths and blazers and performed the Flag ceremony for all the Rotarians and ate dinner. There was this rule that only one exchange student could be at a table so we all had to mingle with the Rotarians, which honestly isn't as bad as it sounds..haha. After dinner we had free time and all got to chill at the pool and hang around the hotel and talk about, well, everything. I spent some time with Inbound from France, Romain, and the inbound from Belgium, Pierre, and attempted to speak French with them. They were both really nice and said I had a good accent but when they spoke to each other in French I could barley pick up anything. We all stayed up until two just talking and I had a great time with my roommates( inbounds from Thailand, Twain, and the outbound to Italy) and we set our alarm for 6:30am. The next morning all of us reluctantly got out of bed and we ready by 7 then one of the girls looked at her cell phone and said "Wait, it's only 6am". Some idiot who was in our hotel room before us had made the clock an hour fast so we actually got up at 5:30am! Long story short, we were all EXHAUSTED. After breakfast we performed our "talent show" and at the end we all sung "Stand by me"( ). Overall, this weekend i got to meet so many amazing kids and it was really hard to leave. One hard thing about exchange is that you get to meet all these great people, but when you leave you know that there's a chance you'll never see them again. But, now I'm even more excited about this experience.

I haven't heard form my host family yet but i received and e-mail from a kid in France ( assuming he was my Student laison) saying that my neighboring cities would be Cannes, Antibes, and Vallarius. Cant wait till I know for sure! ]

Upcoming events:
  • END OF SCHOOL - June 9
  • World Affairs Seminar- June 26- July 2
  • 16th B-day - July 6
  • CSRYE conference in Grand Rapids Michigan- July 8- 11
  • ***LEAVE FOR FRANCE**** August 25, 2010
Some pics from the weekend


  1. AH you're going to Grand Rapids for your conference!!! I wish I was going, I moved from there a year and a half ago XD
    You leave for France on the 25th? departure date is the 26th =/ aweh

  2. Ohh haha thats funny, what district are you in now? They said my departure date would be between the 25 and 26 so I dont know for sure yet. Actually it would work better if it was the 26 because my sister leaves for college on the 25 so that would be hard. Anyways, have you heard form your host family yet?

  3. HEY I saw you got your forms!!!! Congrats SOOO exciting!! Right now my district is 7770 and I'll be going to 1710 in France, which is the Lyon region. That would be AWESOME if we were leaving on the same day, we might cross paths because I've heard that happens quite often hahaha
    I've been speaking with my first host family for awhile now because I'm facebook friends with their daughter who is coming where I live on exchange. So I'm already friends with some of the people I'll be going to school with!! So excited!
    How is your French? I think that's the one thing I'm completely freaking out about...0_o

  4. Yea, I'm leaving from the Chicago airport and they said I'll leave on the 25th to arive in France on the 26. Ahh thats so cool youre in contact with your family, I sent mine an e-mail but they havent responded and I'm fb friends with my host brother whose coming to the US. Basically my French sucks, I take it in school but when I watch french movies I cant understand a word. Ive been freaking out about that too, its gonna be so scary not being able to communicate!!

  5. Hahaha I feel the SAME WAY! I'll be making a new blog when it's exactly 2 months until I leave and I'll post the link for you so we can both keep up on how each other is doing and be here for moral support! Hahahaha it's all becoming so real now!

  6. Yes, make a blog! Blogs are the best..haha!! Are you planning on going on the EuroTour??

  7. I hope so!!! They haven't told me any details yet like cost or anything, did they give you a price?

  8. nope, probally around $1000 though thats how much the american tours cost.

  9. Cool, yeah I plan on going so hopefully I'll see you on that since our districts are pretty close! XD