The campus was brimming with excitement on arrival day. The staff have been doing a lot of preparation for this moment and were so excited to finally meet the participants. We have 72 participants attending this session…the largest group we have had in a few years. For the first time ever, our Iraqi participants hail from all 18 provinces in Iraq and our U.S. participants came from 9 states. There is a lot of diversity!
During the last 10 days, GYV summer staff have been working hard to prepare for arrival day. They engaged in extensive training on a variety of topics and did a lot of team building. As part of their team building exercises, they put together a short video for a part of the opening ceremonies. It was screened last night and it was a hit!