Training this week was heavily focused on making sure we had the correct commentary and routes. For most of my tours, I will not only be talking all the way into the city, usually at least 30 minutes, but will also need to provide step-by-step directions to the bus driver, as many of them are unfamiliar with the city or our routes. Therefore, we not only have to know what to talk about and when, but also must be ready to give the correct directions. For me, I was the most concerned about getting around the city, but after practicing and driving the routes, I feel very comfortable directing the driver around the city. So far, I am amazed at how much I have learned over the past two weeks and how much I am able to remember and say. There are so many things I did not know about the city that I am so eager to share with the students in the next three months! In addition to working on the routes, I also had to prepare and present one of our workshops to the group. I chose “In the News”, a workshop discussing press releases and PSAs, where the students work in groups to create their own PSAs. I loved being able to have a task that is specifically for communication and I hope that I will be able to do that workshop with at least one group in my time here. Next week, we will be with our first groups!