As a follow up to my last post regarding my limited French, the placement office replied by saying I better get going on my French studies immediately. She proceeded to make sure I knew that learning two languages (French and whatever local language) at the same time is very difficult, especially when French is used in the classroom to teach the local language. I think learning one language is pretty difficult, so you better believe I’m firing up Rosetta Stone tonight!
With that said, it’s pretty apparent that I’m being sent to a French speaking Sub-Saharan African country where the Peace Corps has a business program that is leaving somewhat soon. And guess what? There’s only one option that I know of – Burkina Faso, scheduled to depart on October 13th!
So it seems like it’s all set, I just have to wait for the official invite which hopefully will come any day now. And while I am incredibly excited, I don’t want to freak out quite yet. It feels pretty amazing to at least have something that seems fairly plausible though.