Fall semester is coming to an end! It’s been almost four months of hard school work, applying for study abroad programs or internships as well as celebrations and fun times. This week, students at Agnes Scott prepare to take final exams and take off to different destinations for Winter Break. In the midst of all these activities, it’s important to take some time and celebrate each others’ cultures through different festivities.
As an international student at Agnes Scott, I feel very well taken care off, especially around holiday season. Every year, Agnes Scott’s president Elizabeth Kiss, organizes a Christmas Tree Decorating Party for all the international students and the Office of International Education. Although some of us come from places where the tradition of decorating a tree isn’t common, everyone enjoys gathering together in President Kiss’s house to have great conversation, eat delicious treats and admire beautiful Christmas ornaments that President Kiss has been collecting over the years. It’s a little celebration that feels like home away from home to us.
Christmas is not the only holiday celebrated in December. Students at Agnes Scott remember about other traditions like Hanukkah and Kwanza.
The Center for Student Engagement at Agnes Scott coordinated a Holiday Rock 2014 party for all the students to take a break from studying, listen to music, play games, work on arts and crafts and just enjoy each other’s company.
The last event that everyone will definitely remember was President’s Annual Dinner. Our dining hall was beautifully decorated and the food was just amazing! Some of the traditional dishes served were: corn bread pudding, hash browns, vegetarian hot pie, glazed sweet potatoes, honey glazed ham, turkey, apple and cranberry sauce. Mmm…
Thank you everyone for following the blog this semester. Team GLOBAL will be back to post about more events at Agnes Scott next year. If you have any questions about the application process, please reach out to your admission counselor or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy holidays everyone!
The International Fellow