We left the hotel this morning at 12:00pm and explored more of Alicante while waiting to go to La Plaza Luceros to meet up with the group. There are 73 (or more) kids here with USAC this semester! WHOA! Finally got with Krista (our third roommate) and also ran into another girl, named Gab, from Clemson and one girl, named Emma, that roomed with me in Ecuador. Small world, eh?! As everyone dispersed with their landlords and families they would be living with, we left to go with one of the ladies over the program to get into our apartment. It's about a 10 minute walk from the beach -- where the pictures I took and posted yesterday were made -- and it's near all of the shopping! :) Oh, and it's 30 minutes by bus away from the school (or 8 minutes by train) -- that IS the whole reason I'm here, again, right? ;)
We unloaded all luggage and then said goodbye to Jota and Mariana. Now we're all just sitting in this dark, cold apartment (trying to conserve electricity so our bill isn't outrageous) talking to loved ones and figuring out what we're going to have to buy / do over the next week!!