Here’s what some of the language partners have to say already about the program:
“Ali and I, coming from very different backgrounds and experiences, had a very lucrative conversation about all of the “sticky” topics people often try to avoid when speaking to people of a different culture. Specifically, the topic of religion was most interesting to me. I enjoyed hearing what his country thinks of both Islam and Christianity, the stereotypes surrounding the religion, and the truths we overlook. It was a great conversation and really opened my eyes to Middle Eastern culture.” – Alicia Olson“Since I’ve met with Dana (Hyunji) so far, we’ve walked up to Martin Square and visited Gwinn for a PB and J snack and talked about our different lives, why she is visiting and trying to learn English, and our families. I showed her the dorms up in Ashton and met some friends on my floor. Today a group of SPU students (3 girls, 2 boys) from 5th Ashton walked up to Starbucks in Queen Anne with Jason and Dana from A.C.E., and it was an absolute blast! We’re excited to meet again next week and possibly visit the Picasso exhibit at the Art Museum on a Thursday.” -Katie Zweber
We look forward to hosting A.C.E.’s International Thanksgiving Potluck with our Language Mentors next Tuesday, November 16! Stay tuned to the November calendar and your email boxes for details about this special, cultural event.