Well, now that I've got a blog, I guess I'd better start writing on it. :)
Let's see... So far, I've been accepted to AFS USA and France, attended a pre-departure orientation, and been informed that they found me a host family. The pre-departure orientation was pretty interesting... they pretty much just gathered everyone in Anchorage that's going on an exchange next year, and had us talk about what we expected (and feared) about our trips. There was also some very yummy food. :)
As for my family, well, I don't know a thing about them besides that they have a cat. I got a call a week or two ago from someone at AFS asking me if it was alright if my host family were to have a cat. I said it would probably be fine, and she said something to the effect of, "Okay, then we'll go ahead with the placement. Congratulations, you have a host family! Bye."
If that's not suspense, I don't know what is. I'm hoping they get back to me on that sometime soon.
Well, that's pretty much all the news I have. (except that it's also an extremely long and drawn-out process to get a student visa, and I'm not sure I'll ever finish.)
I'll probably post again whenever I find out where I'm going.