We began our day with breakfast today, and then we jumped right into orientation. The students took a ton of notes. We took a breather for lunch. Rachel and JP went to town and got the group Patties, a popular local food. It can basically be summed up as a pastry-like shell with beef, cheese and beef, chicken, vegetables, or lobster on the inside. Rachel also bought bag juice for the students to try.
Rise and shine! Day two began with a walk down to the beach to see the amazing ocean. From there, we hopped in the bus and went to Dunn’s River Falls. We then headed out for our first day of ocean snorkeling! Josh went out with the students to make sure they were doing well, and then he left the group to swim back and get the boat. Josh and Joel, the boat driver, went to pick the students up out where they were. While getting out, Brittany accidentally touched a sea urchin, referred to as a sea needle by the locals. We…
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Today was the day! Josh, Program Director, and Milo, our local driver, met the group at the Montego Bay airport. Josh donned his camera and a large, orange banner welcoming the students. Rachel and JP were busy at the villa making sure everything was ready for the students. The students had their first adventure today even before leaving the airport. They went through the third degree in order to get into the country. Some made it through the interrogation much easier than others. When Josh saw the first students begin to exit the airport, he began waving the sign and drawing…
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2010 Goshen College SST students will be arriving in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on September 2, 2010. Josh, Rachel, and JP (Program Directors) are busy getting everything set up for their arrival. Little JP is quite excited they are coming.