I'm heading to Kirksville tomorrow to work at Taiwan at Truman for 5 weeks. It should be a lot of fun so I'm really looking forward to it. So on this program there are 17-18 year old girls coming over to learn English. I'm basically helping with everything - from waking them up to helping in the classroom. There are a lot of activities planned and we're going to take a few trips (stl, kc, jeff city).
After this thing up in Kville I'm hoping to get an internship in Germany at a bilingual school. I've been emailing with this guy from there and we're working on getting me work permission right now so it sounds promising. If I don't get that then I may be stuck at home for a year working somewhere. I've applied to about 5 jobs and haven't heard back from any of them (and I'm so discouraged by descriptions of "entry level" positions: 2-3 years of experience)...so hopefully this internship will work out. I'm not so sure if I'll apply for a Fulbright teaching assistantship if I work at a school next year. I'm not sure if I want to do that two years in a row, especially when I'm not planning on becoming a teacher. I went up to my high school for a couple of weeks to sit in on German classes and most of them are pretty bad. So much time is wasted and some students aren't interested and don't try. I think I would get too frustrated..and it was just strange going back to a high school after being at college for 4 years. The American school system is just so sad.
Things are going pretty well right now in general. I'm not freaking out about what I'm going to do for once. I'm still looking at different grad schools/programs. I am probably going to apply to a bunch of stuff and then choose. I'm also considering schools in the US so that means I need to take the GRE. yay