Map of France with Nord-Pas-de Calais highlighted


Today I sent my host family an email. I eagerly await their reply. I found the official tourism website of the town Marchiennes. The site is in French so for those of you who can understand click the first link, for all you folks who can't (I had had to translate for maximum comprehension) I've translated it so choose the second link.
-e a la france
p.s. I found out its not in Normandy (my dad was wrong) it is in the region called Nord-Pas-de-Calais


a photo of a street in Marchiennes (I didn't take these I found them, they're not mine)

The forest in Marchiennes

Accepted (with family and everything)

Today was a momentous day in my abroad experience (and thus in my life): I was simultaneously accepted completely to the program and given a host family. This apparently never happens so quickly, but I guess I got lucky! I will be in a town called Marchiennes close to Lille in Normady. I am very excited! I leave for my Boston orientation August 27th.

more later ttfn
- E a la France (now officially)


my premier post

I started this blog to record my year abroad in France.  I leave in August, and I'll get back the following June.  Let the preparations begin!