St. Petersburg, Russia
As you can see each city is BEAUTIFUL, and I will have the opportunity to travel all over Russia, so I will see many cities. While I am abroad I will also have the opportunity to travel to Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Sweden. I have a good friend that will be serving a mission in Sweden while I am there, so we have plans to meet up! I just can't believe that I am going to have the chance to visit all of these places! While I am in Russia I will be living with a host family. Most likely they will not know any English, so I will be mastering the art of charades and explaining things really well. Good thing I took theater in high school! It's going to come in handy. A lot of people ask me if I am nervous about going abroad so far away from family and to live with a family I don't know and that probably won't be able to communicate with. It's funny but I'm not nervous at all. I figure that it's going to be an amazing experience, and I know that I am going to love my host family and all the people I teach. I will be teaching children between the ages of K-8th grade. I am hoping to teach younger children, but I won't know which age group for a bit. Of course as soon as I know, you guys will know! While in Russia I will be taking language and culture classes. This will help me to travel and to completely immerse myself into the community. Btw if any of you guys want to donate money to my trip, I am more than happy to allow that! :) You guys....I'M GOING TO RUSSIA!
All and all I am so excited for my trip!! I hope that this post finds you all well!
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