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7_Weeks_In_Bogotá My name is Kristie, and I will be spending almost 2 months in Bogotá, Colombia this summer to do volunteer work with kids. My goal is to improve my Spanish, so I will let you know how that goes! =)

What!???...ONLY 5 WEEKS!?!?!?

COLOMBIA | Sunday, 24 April 2011 | Views [475]

Hola,

Wow…I only have 5 weeks left until I go to Colombia! Que Bueno! I am so excited! I can clearly remember when I had 5 months to go, and I couldn’t conceptualize what it would be like to be leaving so soon. Well, I am in the final countdown, and I am so excited!

I have never been this excited to go somewhere before! I think it is because school is really stressful and difficult this year, and I just need some sort of vacation. Something to remind me that I don’t have to write anymore papers for a few months.

I have 1 week of classes left, and 1 week of finals, and then I get to go home to Wisconsin for a few weeks. Time is really flying. I just need to make it through this week, and then finals week will be a breeze.

I have been taking a Spanish class at my school, in addition to my other courses. My goal was to be able to understand spoken Spanish better, and I think I have accomplished my goal. At the beginning of the semester I was having trouble understanding mi profesor, but now I almost always understand what he is saying (unless I’m not paying attention) haha. This will be my last week of Spanish class, and I really hope I can maintain my current skill level for the month that I do not have class.  

Also, I started making a packing list. I was shocked when I realized how much I need to bring with me! I have NO IDEA how I’m going to fit it all into 2 suitcases…and to think I was considering only bring 1!! Yah right… But anyway, I got too overwhelmed making the list, so I stopped. I will add more to it when I have more time.

And for the sake of learning, here are some new verbs:

Envolver = to wrap

Desenvolver = to unwrap

Chau!

Tags: bogota, colombia, learning spanish, south america, spanish, spanish word of the day, trip preparation

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