Much like in the rest of the world, community is very important in the American culture. This is a country that has many working parts and stands united in times of glee and in times of tragedy. In the U.S., friends, family, and members of the local community work together to develop and maintain a positive and encouraging atmosphere. Despite cultural differences, our students at English for Internationals understand the importance of community and want to share a few ways to come together as a community.
The United States is the melting pot of the world, which means that we have millions of people living here from different countries, continents, and cultures. The American culture is a blend and combination of all of the cultures in the world, and that is because we embrace foreign cultures and value the importance of diversity. The students at English for Internationals come together as a community by practicing the following habits.
Meeting to study is a common practice in the United States. This is a helpful way for those in school to work together and excel in their classes. Studying with a group helps students with accountability, encouragement, and understanding the material better. We at English for Internationals encourage our students to participate in study groups so that they can do well learning the language that will help them become even more successful in the United States.
For our students who have children, gathering for a playdate is a perfect way to connect. This will help your children develop stronger social skills while you grow your circle of friends. Getting together for a playdate with families from different cultures will allow you and your children to learn, experience, and love the different cultures of the world that are here in the United States.
Meeting over food is a terrific way to embrace friendship and dive into the flavors of other cultures. As a part of a multi-cultural school, students at English for Internationals meet over food, which is a great opportunity to introduce your favorite dishes from your home country to your friends from a different culture.
Time is your most valuable asset. Donating your time can help people and communities in need. Philanthropy, which means doing charitable work by doing or giving, is incredibly important when embracing a community. We all need each other in a community, and each suburb of Atlanta and beyond is in need. This can be through serving the homeless, supporting a cause like breast cancer research, or assisting the elderly or disabled. The students of English for Internationals participate in annual charity events, mentioned below in the news section of this blog.
Nothing beats the energetic atmosphere of a group of friends gathering to enjoy a hobby together. This can be through sports, music, art, and more. Whether you and your friends gather to root for your favorite soccer team or get together to play the latest video game, make an effort to spend time with your friends while doing something you all enjoy.
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Recently, some of our students volunteered to participate in our 2018 photoshoot. These pictures will be used in print and online media as well as advertising. We think the pictures turned out great, and we hope you enjoy viewing them!
This year will be the sixth year that English for Internationals will hold multiple fundraising events to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. It is a great time for us to show students how important philanthropy is in the States and within the American culture. The fundraising we do at this time of year is particularly important to us because several of our staff members have encountered breast cancer firsthand, and others have very close family members who have been affected by breast cancer over the years. All of the money we raise will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. This year, we will have two fundraising events.
This is one of our favorite events. Students dress in pink to support an important cause. We draw a big ribbon in the parking lot, and students stand in the shape of the ribbon so that we can take a picture! The students love it! Afterward, the students purchase pizza, soft drink, and a cookie. Yum! All the money collected from the food sales will be donated. We will do this during the daytime on Sept. 26 and in the evening on Sept. 27 so all of our students will have the opportunity to participate!
This event will be held on the morning of Oct. 3 and 4. The students will have the opportunity to choose an American breakfast or a continental breakfast. Coffee will be donated by Starbucks, and the breakfast will be prepared by the English for Internationals staff.
The International Dinner will be held at English for Internationals on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. All of the students will bring a dish from their home country to share! Friends and family are welcome!