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Victory is mine! Or at least I thought it was.

Victory is mine! Or at least I thought it was.

So. I had a fantastically wonderful rested weekend. I tried to remember what I did. I think it mostly involved sleeping and eating. Nothing wrong with that, right? I ran a lot last week so I spent the weekend resting my ailing hamstring. Last night I took a car share through covoiturage.fr to Antibes with … Continue reading

The (somewhat) last piece of the puzzle

The (somewhat) last piece of the puzzle

I am thrilled to announce that I received my passport back from DC yesterday with, to quote myself, a shiny new French Student Visa!!! I am soooo happy! This was the last to-do in America administrative piece of the puzzle  before I left for my life changing journey! They did it so quickly I feel … Continue reading

WOOO!

WOOO!

So, perhaps you know what the woo is about. I got a call from the consulate at 2:08pm today, during my French  class. Needless to say I couldn’t concentrate on the remainder of my class (7 more minutes) until I knew what that voicemail said. I was sure they were calling to say, no thank you, we’d … Continue reading

My Visa Appointment

My Visa Appointment

Wouldn’t you expect that if you plan and plan and plan there are bound to be a few things to go wrong, despite your best intentions. Before we go too far I will say, I got my visa application turned it. Not to worry. But leading up to this…well, I’ll tell you the long story… … Continue reading

Visa appointment this week…

Visa appointment this week…

I am getting nervous folks…I have my student visa appointment in Washington DC this Friday at 845am! I have filled out the paperwork, as of yesterday I feel that my file is complete. Here is what is included , in detail … the extra stuff (that they don’t specifically ask for) is in italics: Receipt for Appointment … Continue reading

Alliance Française – Marseille + Student Visa

Alliance Française – Marseille + Student Visa

So, I am going to be taking classes in Marseille at the Alliance Française (AF). I found that to be the most internationally recognized and trusted of the French language learning institutes around the world and so, I put my trust in them…and their methods. Anyone have good experiences with this organization? Have you taken long … Continue reading

Busy Bee!!

Busy Bee!!

So, good news! I actually have the ball rolling now towards my visa! As of yesterday I paid my registration fees for Alliance Française and received my registration/enrollment document from them that I included with my CampusFrance application. I have spent a lot of money on this already but assuming this works out…no biggie! I got 4 … Continue reading

Time flies when…

Time flies when…

Okay, so I am major excited to go to France. I have not obtained my visa yet (in the works), nor bought my plane ticket (I got the funds, just not the permission from the French … see the before stated statement), nor do I have an official agreement on the books with the lab … Continue reading