That’s probably a constant refrain in our minds these last few weeks. Mid-November, we jumped into a language immersion program, which means we’ve been living with a national family in a small flat in a city 2x the size of NYC. The goal? Get lots of conversations/listening all in our new language (read very, very little English.) Secondary goals were to learn more about daily life here and explore this city (which will be helpful for future travel for work!) And though we’re definitely not catching the entirety of every conversation, we’re listening. We’re slowly learning and trying out new words, sentences, grammar structures.Continue reading “What did you say?”
We’re finally cold! We had to leave our city and travel by plane to a new city to get a taste of fall and the changing colors, but we’re now wearing scarves and coats and kinda loving it. Although we’re still glad there’s more sunshine here than in Indiana 🙂 Why traveling? Well…Continue reading “Immersion & Adoption Updates”
We’ve got a month of big updates to share!
We are in full time language study right now with a private tutor since the language school in our city is currently closed due to COVID. Recently, we found out about an immersion program in another city where we will live with a national family for a couple months. This includes:
- 4 hrs of language study each day
- Live with a local family and get lots of language time and cultural training
- Learn how to navigate this new city (which will be really helpful as Nick will likely end up coming back for crisis counseling sessions)