I just wanted to share that I got my luggage tage in the mail a couple days ago along with a letter from AFS France. (Apparently I'm supposed to fit everything I think I'll need for 8 months that I can't buy into one backpack and a piece of luggage that cannot weigh over 44 lbs!) I'm so ready to go abroad - kinda! After all, I did just transfer $3,000 out of my bank account. In any case, things are happening and it's going to be awesome!