Spring Break in the USA is a time of the year when students get a week of vacation from their studies. It can typically be around the Christian holiday of Easter. Students in high school and in college enjoy their week of vacation by doing a variety of things. If in high school students may go on vacation with their families or just take a relaxing vacation at home from their school work. Popular places that American families travel to are Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, many different places in Florida and also Cancun, Mexico. It is a great time to spend with family without all of the stress if school. University students at Fredonia had this past week off of school before Easter. Many traveled home for the holiday to take a mid semester break from their course work and visit family members. Others also spent their break on vacation with friends and sometimes family. Many explored different places within the USA and also abroad. Its one of the most exciting times of the year for college students before they prepare for the last stretch of assignments, exams, and projects. As Spring Break has ended this year, many students are already looking forward to their plans for the spring of 2017. Find out more about English Courses in the USA
This week we have launched our new ‘Orange Carpet Experience‘ at EC Fredonia! This is a new program to enhance students’ experience here at EC Fredonia. We start off by welcoming new students right when they arrive to Fredonia. When they first get to their dorm we want them to feel right at home with a personalized welcome letter from EC staff. The first Sunday the student is here, EC staff and Fredonia student interns join them for brunch at one of our dining halls that offers a wide variety of delicious choices. After brunch is concluded, a tour of Fredonia’s beautiful campus is given. This includes everything from the several cafes available on campus to the art gallery. On the first day of school we roll out our very own orange carpet and treat students like the stars they are. They will be given an introductory presentation along with a new approach to testing to see where they fit best at EC. With this comes a variety of pamphlets and information packets that inform the student about the Fredonia community and what it has to offer. We also throw a celebration for each student’s birthday at EC to make them feel special on their day. Just like the arrival of a student, the departure is just as important. We conclude their stay at EC with a final meeting that provides us feedback about their experience and what we could expand on specifically at EC Fredonia. Lastly we hold a special farewell event to celebrate a student who has successfully completed their time spent at our campus. We hope students can call EC Fredonia their home away from home with our new ‘Orange Carpet Experience’. Find out more about EC Fredonia’s English for Academic Purposes program (EAP).
We are pleased to welcome another new student at EC Fredonia this week. He arrived Saturday, March 5th from South Korea. His name is Youngjae and he is very eager to start his experience here at EC! After his arrival, intern Ryan and enjoyed brunch at Cranston Marche and then gave him a full tour of Fredonia’s beautiful campus. We went to both major dining halls, Reed Library, the Learning Center, the Williams Center, Rockefeller Arts Center, the Fitness Center, and much more. Prior to coming to EC Fredonia, Youngjae studied English in Canada. He hopes to make friends, learn about the community and better his English reading, writing, and listening skills. Because he has a passion for sports especially baseball he would like to possibly pursue a degree in Sports Management and believes EC will help accomplish his goals. We are so excited to have Youngjae and hope he feels as welcome as possible in our EC community. Find out more about EC Fredonia’s English for Academic Purposes program.