Saturday, August 7, 2010


     As of today the countdown is 23 days until I go to NY for orientation and then onto Turkey. I recently found out about where I am going to be and it is Samsun, Turkey! It is along the Black Sea in the North of Turkey. This will be a completely new place for me to visit and I could not be happier. I found out about my host family and I have a mom, a dad, a 14 year old sister and a 10 year old sister. I will be sharing a room with the 14 year old. I can't wait to meet them!

     I also received my flight information :). I leave on August 31 from Portland and fly to NY. There I have orientation and on September 2 I fly to Istanbul. I will be traveling for about 36 hours... it is going to be a long trip, but definitely worth it.


  1. Ah!!! So so so happy and excited for you! I'll be keeping in touch on this blog and on Facebook :) POST EVERYTHING!!! You're going to have such a great time and I am uber jealous. Bon voyage, cuz!

  2. This blog is so cool! Post everything here so I can see what you are up to. I hope you have a great time overseas, but don't forget we still have to get together once you return stateside. The time difference will be a pain, but perhaps we can set up Skype dates? We HAVE to keep in touch during the coming school year. It will be a big change for both of us and I know having old friends to talk to will be a huge help. I wish you the best of luck and I hope you travel safely! :D

  3. So exciting Abigail! When you get settled and have time send me your address and I'll send some mail if you'd like!


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