So it has been a while and I have a lot to fill you in on.
Right after we were accepted we were all set on fundraising and getting all the money we needed through donations. None of us want to take out loans but as time approaches it looks like that is what we will have to do.
We wanted to do a car wash, e-mail our high schools, stand outside of grocery stores with a bell, everything. But we are all work full time and are full time students so it is hard for us to plan things together.
Now here we are less that 176 days from the start of our classes in Europe with no money saved up. We seriously need to step it up.
But we have had time to plan what we want to do! We have to be out of our apartment on February 7th, then we want to fly to Boston to see Julias family, Dublin from there to spend a week, then to London to spend a week, then on to Vienna or Innsbruck, where ever we can get a direct flight into and then classes begin March 1st!
I have also been trying to get a hold of the woman in charge of all study abroad students at UCF because we have heard nothing since we recieved our acceptance letters and paid the first $250. We have not applied to MCI, no one has told us what we need to do next, no one has tried to help us find a place to live while we are there, absolutely nothing.
So I do not have much to blog about on that side of things because even we have no idea what is going on.
But I have gotten into contact with the guy that is going with us, Matt Hendrix, and the two girls that were just in Innsbruck in the spring. We all planned on going to breakfast but only Me, Julia, Amanda, Matt, and Caitlin (she was in Innsbruck spring 2009) were able to make it.
Caitlin was very informative, and told us about couchsurfing, what to carry and not carry with us at night, she suggested we get bikes the second we get there, and no to buy train passes because they are a waste of money. Oh and that little old ladies go out onto the moutains in the middle of the night with their hogs in order to find mushrooms. Cant wait for that! haha She also told us that Italy is only a 20 min train ride from Innsbruck! As Amanda put it "I cant wait to update my fb saying.. 'Italy for dinner tonight'".
Hopefully we will meet up with Katrina and Holly soon so we can get a better idea of how much we will spend and where is the best place to live.
Amanda and I still do not have our passports but we have officially set a date! I will post again soon to explain how that proccess goes!
Wish us luck!