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Opening Day- A New Beginning

Published: August 3, 2009

Today we welcomed a new group of two-week villagers to Al-Waha Arabic language village, and from the looks of them, we anticipate a great session ahead of us. It was a busy day for all as the villagers checked-in, chose an Arabic name, passed through "customs" to remove any contraband such as electronics or food, painted a name tag, took a language test, deposited money in the bank, visited the nurse, took the swimming test, and settled into their new cabins. We barely gave them a moment to rest before teaching them a mealtime song and enjoying our first village dinner together. We devoted the evening to learning about the village and introducing the new villagers to some of our traditions. Tomorrow we begin our new session in earnest, and we are excited to get started!