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1st Day of School

Today was my first day of school. I was surprisingly not nervous at all but was pretty excited. My first class was History of South Africa in the 20th Century so it was full of study abroad students, mostly americans. So even though i was one of the American students i was pretty annoyed at all the other students, but the rule is if Africa is in the course title then theres going to be no African students in the class. A good thing about thhis class is that because there are so many abroad students in the class i know a lot of kids in the class. The professor also seems very good. He was very relaxed and straightforward and let us know you have to try to fail this course.

After class i had a break and used that time to get my id picture because i didnt get it the other day when we had registration. Lets just say reg here is old school and all on paper so by the tume it came to taking the picture i was not willing to stand in another line. So today i stood in line for over an hour and got my id! and by the time that was over i had only a few minutes to find and get to my next class.

The next class i had was Psychology of Religion, today was just intro but the course should be really interesting. Theres going to be alot of reading but i think the course will be worth it and hopefully it will transfer back and actually count at school!

Posted by kymack 14:30

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Hi Kira,

I work with your mom and am very excited about your time abroad. You said the rule is if Africa is in the title there are no Africans in the class. Is that an informal rule? Do Africans simply have a strong enough grasp of the history (or other course content) that they do not need the course? I'm just curious...

Thanks for repping for No CA. Enjoy your time the South Africa! I look forward to experiencing it vicariously through you!

by Adrienne

We are so thrilled that things are going so well. I hope the rest of your classes are filled with locals, afterall, that's what you went for - but sharing your experiences with other US and International students will also broaden your horizons and as Zach said, give you "homes away from home" where ever you go. I've shared your spot with bunches of people. Have fun, stay safe. Love Mom and Dad

And you know we can't wait to hear about the religion class.

by Hallie

Hi Adrienne, the rule is a very informal rule its just kinda known that all the study abroad kids take the classes with Africa in the title. Today i had the history class again and i noticed more South African students.

by kymack

Hi Kira,

Pablo and I hope that you thoroughly enjoy your time in South Africa. Your blogs are great. Take care!

Love,
Jane and Pablo

by Jane

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