So I'm in San Fran right now chilling with my counsins and aunt and uncle. Yesterday we went downtown to the consulate and I finally got my visa for France. Got there around 10:30 am with all my paper work and finished around 12:15 with a visa in my passport. There were about 6 other students there getting their stuff too. Many of them had to fax papers, and even one girl forgot her physical passport. But luckily I was over prepared and didn't forget anything :D! It was a lot of sitting and waiting but finally they called my name and now I'm set till I arrive. Unfortunately when I get there I have to apply for a residence card which I've heard is another pain but at least step one is done. Now time to relax in San Fran!