It is official. We have our flight schedule for South Africa. We leave for Philadelphia on July 17th for our pre-service orientation. Then on the 19th we fly to Frankfurt; we have a 12 hour layover there, then it is off to Johannesburg.
We recieved some information on our pre-service training (PST) as well. We will be in a village about an hour outside of Pretoria. Also, we were given some .mp3's with 23 language lessons in Setswana. They want us to have the first four lessons mastered by the time we get to SA, because we will be living in a Setswana speaking village with our host family for our training. However, this might not be the language we end up speaking while we are there. We will have our actual language training during our PST. Setswana is just one of the 14 official languages of SA; so who knows what language we will end up learning.
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