These next days are going to be packed with activities. They are going to be exhausting, and you might find yourself dealing with difficult questions and new experiences, but enjoy each moment for this is a rewarding opportunity where you will get as much out of it as you put into it. Take the time to talk to someone new during a meal, sit next to someone you have not gotten to know yet on the bus, and remember to share what you learn here with those at home, for what you learn here is just the beginning.”

-IELC Graduate Arielle Galston (’12), addressing the IELC participants at the Welcome Dinner