The first week

It’s hard to believe that I’ve only worked at ASU for a week.  It feels like a month!  Don’t get me wrong–I love the job.  It’s so much fun.  It’s just very intense.  I am teaching only two classes, but both classes meet for 9 hours per week.  In addition, the American English and Culture Program at ASU packs a semester’s worth of material into 8 weeks, so we really have to cover a lot of material every day. 

In case you’re wondering, I didn’t make it to class on time on the first day.  I would have made it, but I didn’t realize that my classroom was in the basement of the Wells Fargo Arena.  I walked all the way around the arena and couldn’t find the room.  The place was deserted, but I finally found someone working in a little office and she told me how to get into the basement.  When I arrived in class, I was panting and sweaty.  I didn’t make the greatest first impression.  Luckily, my boss took pity on me and moved my first class to a building closer to the arena.  Now all is good.  I get to all of my classes on time, and don’t look like a wreck when I get there.

ASU is kind of a weird place.  It’s so hot.  Every day, I walk around campus and wonder why people choose to go to school in such a miserably hot place.  The students of ASU don’t seem to mind, though.  They hang out outdoors.  And they dress up in flashy clothes every day.  I’ve never seen so many tube tops and mini skirts in my life!  We’re definately not in Flagstaff anymore…

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