Students participated in a two day orientation over the weekend before meeting their families on Saturday evening. Orientation on Friday included some basic introductions to the Senegalese society and culture from  Pastor François Bagne and Cécile Ndione and a visit to a local clinic where Dr. Adamson gave us some pointers on staying healthy in Senegal. On Saturday morning SSTers headed out in groups of 3 or 4 on a tour and treasure hunt of downtown Thiès that ended at Chez Goshen where we had a meal together with a number of Senegalese hosts who will be impacting our experience here. Saturday evening host families came to pick up their new family members.