Despite being so, so, so excited for my summer plans, I have not yet written about them. Perhaps for fear of jinxing them? Anyway, as the summer gets closer and closer and my tickets are already bought, it’s time to let the cat out of the bag.
For almost exactly four weeks, from late May through mid-June, I will be studying Spanish at Guatemalensis Summer School in Quetzaltenango. Even more exciting, I get to have my sister as travel buddy! And no, I have not studied Spanish, but the opportunity to go with her to a highly-recommended and inexpensive school was too much to pass up. I look forward to seeing how I can use Spanish when I return.
But wait, what about Dutch? Wasn’t I going to study in Utrecht? Yes, indeed, and I still am. In fact, I’m wrapping up Phase 3 of the application process, which has been quite smooth so far, largely thanks to my very helpful advisor, Jennifer Grover. I will be studying Dutch at the Utrecht Summer School for the month of July. Much to my delight, I made it into level 5 (intermediate, or B1 to B2). Just to increase the number of countries I’ll be in this summer, I’m going to fly into Brussels and fly out of London, staying a bit after classes end with some friends in Sheffield.
I am very excited (did I mention that yet?) to have a summer so full of languages and travel! At the moment, I’m finding it hard to believe that all this is actually going to be happening in just a couple of months. Maar ik ben heel blij erover!