Eli and the rest of the international folks should be enjoying the Lake Michigan beach.
Thankfully the rainy cool weather from yesterday gave way to a bit warmer weather but it remains cloudy.
Yesterday we enjoyed our first breakfast at Calvin. Anna joined another younger sister, from Africa.
Then the parents loaded up into a bus to visit the Fredrick Meijer Garden.
After a short time looking around the inside conservatories [arid, carnivorous plants, and rain forest] we loaded into a tram and enjoyed a 45 minute drive through the sculpture park.
Meijer sells many things including: food, clothes, hardware, school/office supplies, plants, household items, electronics....and more.
So picture 4 big buses with over 200 people stopping by your local store!!
The staff stationed them selves by the areas that held the items on the list from Calvin.
Helpers wrote each student's name on their bags to help with sorting back at Calvin.
After a tasty Asian Dinner we enjoyed the night's entertainment which included the students being divided into 7 cultural groups and then each group acted out a skit.
Eli joined the group from Africa. Ghana students made up their own group so Eli joined the 'rest of Africa group'.
This morning after breakfast, students and family shared a meaningful time of worship.
After lunch everyone moved into their rooms for the year.
Until Eli's roommate arrives he will not be able to arrange his room so either later today or Wednesday.
|Dividing up into the different dorms.|
This will focus more on life at Calvin and academics.
Six events will still be specific for the international students.
|Looking at the bed arrangement possibilities.|