You've already been accepted?! congrats! I sent my application but haven't heard a peep from anyone! how long did it take for you to hear back??! I'm seriously a nervous wreck from the waiting, so anxious!! I've been spying on the Feb 2012 group on Facebook lol, looks like they're having an amazing time and have found lots of things to do, and that has been at once reassuring and super exciting! When we get more people together maybe we should start a group there as well :)
anyway, my fingers and toes are all crossed and I hope i'll hear back reasonably soon! I look forward to talking more and sharing with everyone as we prepare to make this move...myself, I'm least excited about taking out a loan, eugh. Sometimes it sucks to not be independently wealthy. But, it all works out somehow I reckon! I know i'll be glad for any help when it comes to housing....I took french through university, so it happens that I'm really good at doing textbook french exercises, but actually speaking to a person is tres difficile lol, thus the most daunting bit is not FINDING a place, but how in the world i'm going to converse effectively enough to get what I want! I've been practicing up a storm though, and I've been searching around some just to get an idea of what is available, but without any idea of the scale of the city and what neighborhoods are like, its hard to know if it's really a good place or not. Think I'll be one to arrange something temporary and then figure out the rest once I arrive. Not sure there's anyway to prepare completely, you just gotta jump in and trust your ability to swim :)
I'm so glad you started this thread btw, its nice to see a name for at least one other person who will be joining me in Paris (hopefully!!!!) :) look forward to speaking more soon!!!
Jenny from North Carolina