“Hey girl. Hey!” “I love this place, but the people here are even better.”
The assignment was to write 300 words about my “first impression about the BFSIA program”. Well, I arrived to the Dulles Airport around 10pm at night, and met some of the American fellows, and came back to the GMU dorms at 12pm. The girls were asleep so I could not introduce myself. However, the next day was fascinating. I met so many people that it was difficult to remember everyone’s names and their countries, but it was a positive experience. Everyone seems like a nice person, and I hope I get to know them better over this month. I think my room-mates are really cool: Meena and Asina. Their names rhyme! I am excited that the program started already, how did the days go by? And I wonder how I got here. Mashed potatoes, yellow scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon strips for breakfast was a hearty meal. I liked the GMU campus, but the hot and humid weather made it hard to bear at first. The food was decent at the Southside cafeteria. I worked with the other Americans to present Halloween and Valentine’s Day, and it was entertaining composing the project. I was pretty happy when we started dancing after the holiday skits. When we returned to the dorms, Ayeesha and the other girls taught us how to dance. Most of us joined in, and added our own dance moves to the beat. It was fun. And yesterday, we danced throughout cultural night!
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With much love, Kathy P.