Friday, 15 December 2006

Letter Arrived!!!!!!!

I got home today, gathered up my post and put it on the side without looking at it. A little later I knocked it down accidentally. When picking it up I noticed one from the British Council. I tore it open terrified it was going to say "Dear Missexchangeteacher, Thank you for you interest. However, we regret to inform you that we will not be inviting you to interview. You are welcome to apply again next year."

What it actually said was "Dear Missexchangeteacher, Thank you for you application form. We are pleased to invite you to interview".

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My application was accepted. The interview is on January 13 2007. It's a group interview and it's going to take all day.

I'm even more excited than I was before now and yet terribly scared that I'll fail the interview having come this far.

Monday, 20 November 2006

Application finally gone

So this week my application to take part in the British Council Fulbright exchange scheme was sent off. Finally. The head gave her approval. I'm so excited it's untrue. I hope so much I get accepted and that they find me an exchange partner in somewhere I want to go to.

I'm a science teacher in London. I want to go and work in the US for a year. I want to swap schools, classrooms, cultures and homes with an American teacher. The British Council/Fulbright provides me with the opportunity to do just that.

It's been an emotional rollercoaster getting approval and my forms sent in. Getting accepted is going to be even more so.

I hope to go to one of the large places. I want somewhere cosmopolitan. A good gay scene is an absolute must. San Francisco would be the ideal, but Chicago, Seattle, Washington, Orlando, New York are all good too.

I wonder how long it'll be before I hear anything.