Friday at around 9 pm, I got an email notifying me that I was accepted by Russia! This means that the teachers and administrators in Russia have reviewed my application and medical history and said it's okay for me to enter their school this summer. This also means that more information is on the way (finally). Visa, host family, school and class placements should be coming in the next few weeks! Next Wednesday, I have a conference call for just the Russia NSLI-Y participants. It's a chance to ask questions about the culture, the program, and to get some more country-specific information. So far, all of the orientations I've been to have been very general and more focused on safety and immunizations.
Also recently this week, I received my domestic and international flight information! Inside the email notifying me, I got a "What To Do When You Get Off The Plane In New York" pamphlet giving very detailed instructions about how to make it from LaGuardia airport to the orientation in Long Island. It should be great!
Only 24 more days!