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Colonialism

Published: August 13, 2009

On Wednesday evening, our credit villagers studied hard for their final exams while our two-week villagers participated in the evening program.We told the villagers that the program consisted of fun, teambuilding activities, but this was only half of the truth. In reality, the villagers were participating in a simulation about colonialism!

Song Time- our first video!

Published: August 12, 2009

In our two-week program, at the end of our morning language group we all gather in Al-qahira to learn various songs from around the Arab World.

Flag Raising Ceremony

Published: August 12, 2009

Every morning at Al-Waha we begin the day with the Flag “raising” Ceremony. Each day we unveil a new Middle Eastern country flag that thevillagers must then identify: the name of the country, location on a map, as well as the capital.

I-Day Dance

Published: August 10, 2009

This session, Al-Waha will be attending International Day, hosted by Waldsee (the German language village village) in Bemidji, MN. ThisFriday, August 14, we will join all the other language villages for a
day of singing, dancing, sharing cultures, and eating food from around the world.

Una fiesta Mexicana!

Published: August 10, 2009

Tonight’s evening program was una fiesta mexicana! We traded our tarboushes for sombreros and traveled to Mexico for a night of bailando.Villagers made reservations for 8 at lunchtime and were given extra time before dinner to dress up for the special occasion.

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