Summer is well underway and in about a month and a half I will be headed for Chile. I’m getting more and more excited each day. My flight is booked and I will fly out on July 18th from St. Louis where I will then make two stops, one in Miami, then one in Bogota, Colombia before arriving in Santiago, Chile on July 19th. I will be arriving a day earlier then I need to, (lets just say it was cheaper that way) so I will be staying at the Bellavista Hostel in the heart of Santiago. Then the following day I will somehow find my way to my orientation site at a local hotel where I will stay a few days before I meet my host family and move in with them. IFSA-Butler, the administrator of my study abroad program has been quite helpful as I try to sort through all the paperwork for my student visa, etc. I am now waiting for my FBI Background check results to come in, after those are in I will be sending off my visa application to the Consulate General of Chile in Chicago (they have an awesome website). While I wait for all the processing to be done I will spend my days sleeping while I continue working nights for the next 5 and a half weeks in Columbia, MO at MBS Textbook Exchange. Well, I’m going to wrap this up for now. Just wanted to give everyone an update. For those of you who will see this on Facebook you can sign up to receive this via email by going to my main blog website by clicking “View Original Post” below.