Hi, my name is Nikki! This summer was my first time organizing events for international students as the new Activities Coordinator. The summer flew by, but we did a lot of fun activities along the way! We made the most of our beautiful sunny days with a beach event, a trip to one of Washington’s islands, a baseball game, and a tour of a museum in Seattle. Students joined us online from around the world to play games and discuss U.S. culture. If you didn’t get to be part of these fun events this summer, don’t worry! We will repeat several of them this fall. Keep reading to learn what our students said about our summer activities!
The ferry trip to Bainbridge Island was the most popular in−person event this summer. We met in Seattle and walked on to the ferry together. After a short ride to the island, we walked through the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, then enjoyed browsing the downtown shops. The most difficult part of the day was deciding on just one of the many restaurants for lunch! After stopping for ice cream, we called it a day. My favorite part of this trip was seeing new friendships form. On the ferry ride to Bainbridge, only a few students seemed to know each other, but on the trip home, everyone was hanging out together as a group. The students who came to this said they wanted to go again and to have even more time to explore. I can’t wait to repeat this event in the fall quarter!
I also got to play games with students every week on Zoom and Discord. In our Connect & Play series, we played Codenames, Dinosaur Tea Party, and Go Nuts for Donuts. Here’s what some students said about game nights: “Today’s game was fun and I got to speak English more as well as listening. So helpful!!” “It was so fun. I played plenty of games and got to know new friends.” “It was super fun and I learned new games that I can play with others. Definitely going to sign up for the fall event.”
If you want to join us for the Bainbridge Island trip, Connect & Play online game nights, or other fun events this fall, check out our Instagram at @shoreline_international for updates on upcoming events!