It is now about six weeks before I leave and I just found out a few days ago who my host family will be! I have a mutter and a vater who live in Papendorf, Germany. So, around September 5th I will be driving from Portland, Maine to Washington D.C. for a three day orientation. After that, I will fly from Washington D.C. to somewhere in Germany and will eventually end up in Northern and former East Germany. I am so excited and a bit nervous. I am so happy that I finally know where I'm going and that I am going because most of the year I didn't know if I would even be able to spend my junior year abroad with AFS because it's so expensive. I applied to two full scholarships and was lucky enough to get both of them! I now get to go to Germany for free through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholarship. Now that I know where in Germany I will be going to, I'm even more excited and anxious to go than ever before.