I got accepted to AFS-USA today!
To be honest (and not to seem self-conceited), I wasn't that surprised, but you never know, y'know? Oh well, anyways...
Now the process to people unfamiliar with it goes as thus: AFS-USA sends my application to AFS-Iceland (or whatever country you're going to) and gets reviewed there. If they need some more information or something is wrong with the application they tell AFS-USA and they contact me. It's already been reviewed about 4 or 5 times (so much as I can tell) by AFS-USA, so I can imagine it should be pretty immaculate by now, haha.
The only things I can think of would be my blood type not showing up on my medical statement or my allergies, which aren't even bad. At all. AFS-USA made me write up quite the essay on what drugs I take regarding my mild cat allergies. Here's a tip to anyone applying while reading this: if you have mild allergies to anything, and the only thing you do to relieve the allergin is to flush your eyes out with water, don't put it as an allergy. Just don't. It's not worth it, because you'll have to write at least 3 statements on it, possibly have your doctor confirm that you won't die if you come in contact with cat hair, and have your parents write another statement that says you just flush your eyes out.
There's your tip, lol.
Talk to you soon!