Friday, January 9, 2009
A Test Already?!?!
Last night I had dinner with my host family and their neighbors. Each neighbor has at least one international students, and one is actually in my group. We had homemade pizza, and it was the best pizza I've ever had. I can't believe how nice all the families are. After dinner, I went dancing with students from Stanford because my brother, Nicky, asked me to go out with him. We had a great time. We took a taxi...that only cost 2 US dollars...to a street that had tons of places to dance. It must have been weird for the Chileans to see a large group of white international students, but it didn't keep us from having fun. This morning I had breakfast with my host family, and then again at la Universidad with the students from Jesuit universities in the US. Chile has the freshest fruit that I've ever tasted. The fruit is really sweet, even the tomatoes. After breakfast, we took some pictures together and heard a man talk about the history of UAH. Then, we had to take a test which evaluates our spanish level. It was much harder than any spanish test that I've taken at Loyola. To get to UAH, I take a metro which costs about 60 US cents for both ways, but in March I will have a student card which will make it even cheaper. Starting Monday, I will have class from 10am to 1pm every weekday until March 30th when we have an oral presentation due. I just had lunch with my host family...we had soup and it was really good. My host mom and brother are very funny, and I feel at ease when I talk to them.