A FortnightPosted: August 11, 2013
Gotta love that word 😉
Fourteen days from now will be Zoé’s first day at our home. We’re looking forward to that and are curious about what the first day will be like for all of us. We’ll pick her up on Saturday afternoon at the introduction camp she and her fellow exchange students will have attended for six days. They’ll have had daily Dutch language classes, information sessions about the country in general and things like traffic rules in particular. They’ll also have seen some touristy things already, so all in all they’ll probably be exhausted once they’ve gotten to their new homes away from home 😛
One other important part of the introduction camp is getting to know this year’s fellow exchange students. In the end they will probably understand each other best when it comes to the exchange experience. They’ll also meet up later this year for some day trips and at least one weekend city trip somewhere else in Europe to exchange stories.
The other day we heard there’ll be another exchange student in a city near us. We’re not sure when that happens how normal it is for students to meet up during the exchange period if there’s a click between them. We’ll see.
While Zoé’s packing her stuff, taking her time to think about what to bring, we’re preparing the last things for her room and making sure the house is in good shape. The past couple of day we talked about some loose ends we had and we think we’re quite ready for this adventure to begin!