While today was technically the first day of orientation (we all had to go to Reid Hall, and sit in a room and listen to all sorts of stuff), formal class-taking orientation starts Monday. Today was all about signing up for bank accounts, phones, getting metro cards, and the like.
By far the most interesting thing about today is that we met and moved in with our host families. That’s right, I’m currently writing this to you from my home for the next 9 months. So far they seem lovely and kind. I had a little downtime before dinner so I began unpacking and that was my first wtf moment since I’ve gotten here. What have I gotten myself into? I’m living in another country, in some random people’s house, trying to learn a language that doesn’t relate to my field of study, and I’m afraid I’m only doing it because I wanted to visit, not because I wanted to live here. I’m hoping it passes. Otherwise it’s going to be really hard to justify to myself why I gave up a year with the best department at Smith to galavant around Europe.
Song of the Day: Tous Les Mêmes by Stromae