I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Before life gets too hectic with packing and saying good-byes, I figured I would start my blog off with some thank you's and details that I so far know about my trip and program.
Let me begin with a big thank you to my friends and family for being so supportive of my decision to go abroad. Grandma Barb & Grandpa Gary, you guys rock, you guys have helped me so much to get ready for my trip! As well as Dad, that man is a lifesaver, he is one awesome guy!
Olivia Schmeltz, thanks for letting me brag to you about the trip, and then listen to me panic about what I've gotten myself into. I sure hope Haci helps out and I see you in Europe for a few days! :)
And of course, thanks to all the individuals that support Purdue's Agriculture Study Abroad Programs: Purdue Agriculture Alumni Association, Donya Lesters, Mr. & Mrs. Joel Hartman, Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Smith, Mr. & Mrs. R. Mark Lubbers, and Mr. Frederick E. Wolf. Without these people and their support through funds and scholarships, I would not be able to take part in this trip! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Myself, and three other students in the program, Nicole, Kelly, and Nick, will be flying into Paris before our program begins. We will be spending a day or two in Paris and hopefully will make it up to London as well.
Through the program, we will be taking part in 2 weekend excursions, a trip to Barcelona & a trip to the Pyrenees.
I will check my email as much as possible during my time abroad, so if you would like to contact me, please contact me via email! I'm not too sure how calling home will work, but I will be able to iMessage anyone with iPhones when I am connected to WiFi. I definitely see communication to home being one of the most difficult things so far. Once I figure it out, I will let my friends and family know. If you want a postcard or letter, please email me your address! No promises that you will get one, but I will for sure try my best.
That's all I have for now!