Today it was the first orientation session before the semester starts. Second year students came to campus, in the big auditorium, and we had many people from the administration speaking to them.
Of course today’s main menu was the explanation about the study abroad program. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we were unable to send our second year students to their abroad program, and almost all students were waiting for the announcements in order to know what is going to happen during the fall semester.
After exactly 2 hours, orientation was over. I got the feeling that everyone understood how hard we are working to make sure that they have a good experience in the study abroad program (even though they are not going abroad), and this was really fulfilling.
I am sure some of them will trip along the way, but many others will succeed and exceed. I’m looking forward to this.