Pre-Travel Musings(好夢難成)

Not much to say here other than its August already, which means that by the end of THIS month I'll be in Taiwan. . .I've been anticipating NSLI-Y and Taiwan for months now, and it's all finally starting to feel real.  I worked my last shift with my best friend, and I won't see her …

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Gotta Love Visas. . .

I don't think I've ever applied for a visa without there being hiccups, and the Taiwanese visa is no exception, mainly because the Taiwanese visa does not have standard procedures.  Rather, each TECO follows general policies, but has their own unique procedures which can include extra paperwork. Applying for a resident visa with NSLI-Y I had …

We’re Going Somewhere!

誒喲,today I submitted all my NSLI-Y update forms.  They were due today (summer procrastination is really real y'all), so it was good to get those out of the way.  Nothing too exciting, just confirming my contact information, health updates, and the like. We also got our first Weekly E-Mail from iEarn which we'll continue to …

OPI, Oh My

So I had my pre-NSLI-Y OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) today. . . OPIs are conducted in the target language and last between 15-45 minutes.  They cover a variety of topics and often include a skit that you have to act in. For mine, the interview started 52 minutes late (no comment was made about this …