I apologize for the lack of an actual update, but due to some spotty internet and fatigue, I was unable to post a decent update.
So, the day we all left. All in all, the departure went very smoothly. After 11 of the stagiaires and myself made it from Indy to Chicago, we met up with Larry and then awaited the arrival of the other 21 stagiaires before making our way through security and preparing ourselves for the long flight ahead. While waiting, we had the opportunity to chat with some native French speakers who were also on their way to Paris, and even take a group shot.
Once at Saint-Brieuc, the students grabbed their luggage and we all eagerly awaited the arrival of the host families.
Following the weekend off, the stagiaires and the instructors all met up again today to go through another orientation in order to reacquaint themselves with one another and the program. During the orientation, we did fun activities, such as 2 truths and 1 lie, 2 successes so fair and 1 challenge, etc. We also passed the time with the "human knot" challenge. Below are several images concerning this particular activity. Aside from the activities, we also had some time to discuss how well everyone is adjusting to la vie française and how things were going with the host families. (From what they've told me and the other instructors, they are all very excited and pleased with their placements!)
p.s. We'll be heading out on our first excursion this Friday, so I will be sure to post a new entry either Friday night or sometime on Saturday.