Farewell to Those Headed Abroad
That’s the gist
of the exchange of about 150 Smith sophomores when they
gather on Friday, April 6, to bid farewell to their fellow
classmates heading for Junior Year Abroad next year.
The “Hello Goodbye” sundae
bar, which was coordinated by the class of 2009,
will give sophomores a chance to discuss their plans next
year and to discover who will be going where and who will
be staying on campus.
The students will gather from noon to 2 in the Campus Center.
“Being sophomores, many
of us have applied to study abroad,” said Marni Mallari,
class of 2009 social chair. “This
event will allow sophomores to recognize those who are studying
abroad and those who are staying at Smith.”
More than 60 students
have already been accepted to Smith’s
JYA programs in Paris, Geneva, Florence and Hamburg. At least
200 students have applied to study in another than
35 other countries, including seven in Africa and several
in Latin American nations.
“We took this as the perfect
opportunity to celebrate the class of 2009 in their decisions
to stay or go next year,” said
Aliza Leventhal, class of 2009 president. “The objective
is to get sophomores in the same room and to mingle and
see who will be where next year – a big question hanging
over every sophomore’s head.”
Final decisions on where applicants are headed abroad will
be made by April 23.
Meanwhile, Friday, over
ice cream, sophomores will say hello—and