East Coast Travel Week Day 1
After a late night of saying goodbyes to friends and sharing memories, 37 SEI students and 13 staff members arose early in the morning to catch their 5.5-hour flight to Boston, MA for the first day of the East Coast Travel Week. While travel days can be exhausting, students enjoyed a chance to sleep on their flight before their second travel week begins (and staff didn’t mind the rest either!). Upon landing in Boston, the staff and students shared a meal together and checked into their hotel before 7:00pm. Due to the time difference on the East Coast (3 hours ahead of the West Coast) it is important that students get readjusted to a healthy sleeping schedule before the traveling continues. The SEI students will be well-rested for our big college visits to Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the morning.
Farewell Party Quotes from SEI Students
“Although SEI costs thousands of dollars, I don’t think you can put a price tag on the bravery and confidence I have gained at SEI.” – Jasmine Chen
“虽然SEI的学费昂贵至上千美金，我不认为在SEI获得的信心与勇气能以金钱的价值去衡量。” －Jasmine Chen
“This has to be one of the best three weeks of my life because I met such amazing friends. It has been amazing to be apart of this family and to buy into the mission of SEI. I think my personality has changed, but in a good way.” – Brian Alexander Garcia Xep
“这简直是我人生中最好的三个礼拜，因为我遇到了很多这么好的朋友们。能成为这个大家庭的一员是我的荣幸，我认为我的性格也被塑造了。” – Brian Alexander Garcia Xep
“SEI has been an unforgettable three weeks. It was my honor to meet all of the staff and students.” – Jack last name?
“To be honest, if I didn’t go to SEI I wouldn’t be able to stand up here to speak. But because of SEI I can stand up here and do this. SEI has encouraged me to do something I can’t and to overcome challenges.” – Jerry Last name?
“实话实说，若是我没来参加SEI，我就不会站在这里说话。正是因为有了SEI，我才能做到这点。它鼓励了我去做我曾经做不到的事情，让我战胜了挑战。” – Jerry
“I think it is very hard to say goodbye today, but I remember someone who once told me that when one door closes another one opens. Now that the SEI door has closed, we can all walk into a new door – to enter new schools, or return to old ones with a different perspective.” – Memusi Saibulu
“我觉得今天很难向大家告别，但是我记得有人曾经告诉我，当一扇门关上的时候，另一扇会打开。现在SEI的大门关上了，我们能走进另一扇门，进入新学校，或以一个不同的视觉角度返回旧学校。” – Memusi Saibulu
“My teachers were so amazing – very intelligent, kind, and thoughtful. Every moment at SEI will become sweet memories in my life. I will never forget you guys.” – Elina Zhang
“我的老师们真的很棒－很有智慧、友善、体贴。在SEI的每一刻都会变成我人生中的甜美回忆。我永远不会忘记大家的。” – Elina Zhang
“My RTA took care of me for three weeks and made me feel like I was at home. I also want to thank my amazing Exciting Science teacher, Ms. Johnson – she brought me both confidence and courage that I didn’t have before.” – Sarah Lin
“我的RTA悉心照顾了我三个礼拜，让我觉得就像在自己家里一般。我还很想感谢我出色的趣味科学老师Johnson小姐，因为她带给了我从未有过的信心和勇气。” – Sarah Lin
“I’ve never been this far away from my family, but this time SEI felt like like a family – it truly is a home away from home.” – Zukahske Last name?
“我从来没有离开家这么远过，但是这次SEI令我感到像是一个大家庭一样，一个异国他乡的家。” – Zukahske
“SEI has taught me about different cultures and different kinds of people and has taught me to see the world in a different way.” – Serenity Higa
“SEI让我接触了不同的文化和不同的人，并让我以一个不同的角度来看世界。” – Serenity Higa
SEI Staff Highlight: SEI Media Team, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Wolfe
SEI 员工聚光灯：SEI媒体通讯团队，Johnson 和Wolfe先生
Returning for his third year as SEI photographer, Mr. Johnson loves the opportunity to combine his passions for photography, travel and working with international students. In his role as Director of Communications & Media he enjoys experiencing and recording every aspect of SEI.
Joining him on the Media Team for his first year at SEI is videographer Mr. Wolfe. Born in Missouri, and raised in Texas Rob now lives near Chicago with his wife and three sons. Outside of SEI, he enjoys hanging out with his wife and boys.
They collaborate to capture all the excitement and growth that SEI has to offer. In particular, they enjoy documenting the close friendships that develop between students, their RTA’s and teachers. They also make time each day to put down the cameras and enjoy getting to know the students.
Fun Fact: So far the media team has taken over 25,000 photos and recorded more than 600 minutes of excitement and learning at SEI 2017.
Every day during SEI, you will receive a Daily Update informing you of what took place throughout the day at SEI – we will share photos, highlight stories and feature video clips.
We hope you look forward to hearing about what is going on daily at SEI!