Its never good when an email starts with "I regret to inform you..."
Oh well. The surprising thing is that I'm not that gutted. I took a chance and at least I can say I tried, but my year abroad will now be spent in France somewhere, hopefully Lyon. I can now stop having nightmares about being snowed in by 8ft of snow. Luckily I don't have to do any more assessments and interviews and my application will just be transferred over to France.
On the plus side it's definitely going to be warmer, my family can come over more often and Ben can avoid the 7 hour flight. oh and ERASMUS GRANTS!!! That and I think everyone knows that I'm French at heart. I know I enjoy the food, the people, the culture, so I know I'm going to enjoy my year abroad. And I get to see friends that I made out there in 2010 again. Clearly, everything happens for a reason. :)
I don't regret applying to Canada and not getting it. Sure, it's disappointing but I'm glad I went through that experience, and would encourage anybody to do the same. The interview experience and assessment themselves were massive life lessons. They highlighted to me that I still have a lot to learn and my French needs improving. I need more confidence when talking in formal situations and I don't think I would get the same benefits if I went to Canada. The more I think about it now, the more I realise I hadn't thought the whole process through and did apply kind of very spontaneously. It's something that I'll consider doing again in the future when I'm more confident and have more experience.
VIVE LA FRANCE!
AND I GET TO GET FAT ON PASTRIES!! <3
Life couldn't be any better.
Happy days. Happy, happy days. :)