1. I leave on FRIDAY
    Less than a week away (!!!!!!!)
  2. Very excited, as I've been learning Mandarin for 6 years but am still TERRIBLE
    Hopefully I'll become close to fluent (lol not happening) & slay AP Chinese next year (DEFINITELY not happening)
  3. I am also terrified
  4. This is the first time I'm going to be away from my parents for so long
    I've been to camp, but there's a huge difference between being in Yosemite for 3 weeks and goddamned China for a month
  5. What if I get lost
  6. Or sick
  7. Or lose a limb
  8. Or hate everyone in the program
    (the worst and most likely of these scenarios)
  9. I will be okay
  10. I will have a great time
  11. I will learn a lot