Well, it's official now. After visiting the doctor's office a million times to get a rather extensive (and unfortunately expensive) physical for medical clearance, the Fulbright commission was finally able to book a flight for me. Harrisburg to Philadelphia to Miami to Montevideo. 13 hours in-air travel time.
The surrealism is just now starting to sink in. I am really doing this. I am really up and moving to Uruguay in less than a week. I can't wait to find out what the next 8 months of my life are going to hold!