I'm back, as most of you will have noticed already. I'm back for six days already. Let's just not talk about what I wanted to do and instead face what happens :)
The Visa interview went faster than I expected and instead of two to three hours I spent only slightly more than one hour in the Embassy. Plus half an hour waiting in front of it, but that can be neglected :D
The interview itself went pretty well. The questions weren't too difficult (like "Do you have any relatives in the US?") and my main activity there was staring at the display waiting for my number to be shown up. Gave me a lot of time to take a closer look on the embassy itself. Somehow, the hole place reminded of Disneyland... I can't help it. I don't know whether it is this "typical" architecture that the main halls in Disneyland are held in as well OR if it was because of all the children there. Approximately, 80% of all applicants were exchange students from school. That's at least what it felt like to me. Not that this disturbed me ...
At the end of the interview, the man told me they'd send me back my passport with the Visa within 7 days. After the interview was over, I still had two and a half hour of time to kill before my train left. So I decided not to take the tram back to the main station and walked instead. It gave me some very interesting cultural experience that I would have missed otherwise. Also, I saved 2.40 €uro for the tram which were then invested in my lunch ^^
Yesterday, my letter arrived. Well, this is kind of the less exciting but more pleasent part of the story... So, my passport arrived with the Visa in it, valid exactly until the day of my departure on the 30th of January 2012, granting me multiple entries, which means I can visit my cousin in Kanada and will be allowed to reenter the US :)
Finally, I can believe this is really happening. Now I have to select my courses, apply for housing and last but not least start my packing list.