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.