Friday, April 11, 2008
Final Weeks of School
The stress level is high at school right now. Many people are taking exit exams because their mission agencies require it, or if they just have a burning desire to "see where they are at". This includes a 30 minute oral interview and a 3 hour grammar exam. Mike and Erin decided not to take the exit exams as we still have tutoring for a month after our formal education is completed. Usually they are taken after 3 full semesters of language school. On top of that, Erin had 3 exams this week, and Mike had 2 exams this week. So - the stress level is high, and people are starting to get worn out from school. Our family is taking a 3 day break to the beach. Monday is a holiday, and many people are taking advantage and getting away from San Jose. This was our last full week of school - next week is only 4 days and the final week is fairly stress-free. So - we are in the final stretches, and are excited and sad at the same time. This has been an incredible opportunity and blessing to be immersed in the language we will be serving in.