Saturday, DECEMBER 9, 2023
MEET 5:30 PM at the CLOCK TOWER NEXT TO THE PARKING LOT OF THE AFC
WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THIS CHRISTMAS PARTY?
Christmas is the most celebrated holiday in America. Come to the Christmas Party to learn about some of the traditions associated with Christmas...
Is there an International friend or someone in your department who might feel lonely with many people gone from grounds? Invite them to come to the Party with you!
See you at the clock tower next to the AFC parking lot at 5:30 PM Saturday December 9!!! Everyone, please bring a flashlight AND WARM CLOTHES. That will be helpful during our OUTDOOR caroling fun!
RETURNING FRIENDS: Please come to the clock tower next to the AFC parking lot to help with rides since we are expecting lots of people. Then you can drive to the Newmans' house. Directions will be given out at the clock tower next to the AFC parking lot.
Would you like to be matched with a local family to enjoy a special meal with them during one of America's favorite holidays?
Specific time and date to be arranged by you and the local family you are matched with.
Come have a delicious home-cooked meal, learn about the background and the meaning of the American Thanksgiving holiday, and enjoy your time with your host.
Please register HERE.
A Sunset hike in Shenandoah National Park, climb over boulder fields at BLACKROCK SUMMIT.
Hike beautiful Mountain trails, and enjoy the breathtaking Sunset view.
JOIN US SATURDAY, September 23 AT 3:30 PM
MEET AT THE AQUATIC FITNESS CENTER – We will then use vans and cars to caravan up to the mountains. Directions will be provided. For those with cars, come to the AFC with your car and then we will see how many cars are needed— and leave unneeded cars in the stadium parking lot.
What will we do?
We’ll enjoy climbing and scrambling over boulders (optional). Our hike will provide you with the most expansive views in the Southern district of Shenandoah National Park! It is ideal for watching the sunset. As we enjoy the scenery, we’ll eat our bagged dinners together.
What to bring with you
COST: $15, which covers National Park entrance fee and fuel costs.
Enjoy this 6.9-km out-and-back trail.
St. Mary’s Wilderness is one of the most famous hikes for hot weather. This is a beautiful water hike that requires crossing cold mountain streams with NO bridge :-) The water is only 3 inches (76 mm) deep, but it will be refreshing. You’ll have to walk over slippery rocks and navigate over the stream. Are you up to the challenge?! You’ll need to wear water shoes or old athletic shoes that are okay to get wet. We will pass a Walmart on our drive, so those who don’t have the right shoes can purchase water shoes there ($15-$20).
On the way back from the hike, we will stop at a historic church in Staunton, Virginia, and eat a delicious dinner together!
Meet at UVA Clock Tower at 9:00 AM
Get back to UVA around 7:00 PM
If you have any trouble with registration, just email email@example.com and we will be happy to help.
Registration cost: $15, which covers gas and dinner after the hike.
What to Bring: Water bottle, Lunch in a backpack to eat beside the Falls, Towel – leave it in the van/car in case you want to dry off before the return drive, water shoes or shoes that you don’t mind getting wet.
JULY 4 WILL BE A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL INTERNATIONALS AT UVA WHO WANT TO EXPERIENCE A FANTASTIC CELEBRATION OF THIS AMERICAN HOLIDAY
ISI will head to the town of Scottsville (40 minutes south of Charlottesville) where we will get to view a classic, traditional parade right down Main Street. The Independence Day Parade has been celebrated in Scottsville for over 100 years and has become famous as one of the best small town parades in central Virginia.
Scottsville Independence Day parade of 1914:
After the parade, we will all gather at the home of a local government official who will host us for a picnic. Our host, Scottsville Town Councillor, Dan Gritsko, will share about how American small town government works--it might surprise you! We'll also learn about the influence of faith on the founding of the nation.
After the picnic, we will have some fun picnic-style games including badminton, croquet & water balloons.
Please meet at the AFC Parking lot at 7:45AM on July 4 so we can drive together to Scottsville in time for the parade. Please meet us at the AFC and we will give directions out at the AFC parking lot. We will arrive back at UVA around 2:30PM. Here are some items you may want to bring with you:
Delicious vegetarian food will be available. Also add that nice picture of students.
In order to help plan for this event, Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org let us know if you can come and how many people will be with you.
THIS WILL BE YOUR BEST OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY EXPERIENCE AMERICAN CULTURE AS WE CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY