CELOP Welcomes Summer Students
The arrival of new CELOP students was celebrated at a welcome party, after the students participated in a hard but exhilarating scavenger hunt that helped them learn more about Boston University’s campus. The party included food items like sushi, cheese, fruit, and sandwiches. Some CELOP faculty and staff were introduced to the students, and students got to know one another by playing a bingo game. “Do you speak more than three languages?” and “Do you have 20 cousins or more?” were some questions students asked of one another as they learned more about each other.
This activity and others like it can build a sense of “home away from home” for students. Jasim Alsaifi, a new CELOP student from Kuwait, talked about this. “It’s friendly. I don’t feel like I am away from my home. I feel like I am at home. Everyone cooperates with me and helps me – students, teachers, or staff. Everyone is happy with this activity.” Judging from the comfortable smiles and laughter shared at the party, Jasim was right.
Students checked in to CELOP began their classes this week to start their 6 week and 12 week summer programs.