Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Background info

So somehow I decided that study abroad in Senegal was a good idea. Of course this was last December when the Michigan winter winds were blowing and a whole year of spring and summer sounded like a good idea. 
So now, in twelve days, I am headed to Dakar, Senegal for six months of study abroad. 
I am more scared than I think I have ever been before.

While I am certainly no stranger to travel, I have never traveled for this length of time to a place so distant and strange to me. My french skills have seriously depleted over the summer, and it will be quite a shock to be taking classes all in french, including learning another language in french (Wolof).

This should be quite the trip