An enthusiastic group of 37 YES students of 2016-17 batch were welcomed at the Delhi airport on 16th June by AFS India staffers. All the students stayed till 19th June to be part of the re-entry orientation in New Delhi.
The orientation sessions mainly focused on reverse cultural shock and the tips for re- adjustment in the school and society. Throughout the orientation, various sessions were conducted. They are:
- Why I Am Here,
- What I Gave and What I received,
- Good and Different Experiences,
- Common Challenges and Solutions,
- My Achievements,
- One to One Interaction,
With other sessions, goals for next 3 months were discussed with the students. They were also shown their before and after picture which left them surprised and amazed with the changes in them. Largely, the participants had a wonderful experience and they enjoyed their stay back in their host country. On the 19th June, the students had a chance to visit American Centre and interact with the US Embassy Official Mr Craig Dicker, Public Affairs Officer (Acting)/Cultural Affairs Officer (U.S. Embassy, New Delhi) and Mr. Matthew Asada, First Secretary for Exchanges and Education (U.S. Embassy, New Delhi). The students shared their experiences with them. The officials also informed them about various opportunities available for them.
We wish all the students best of luck for their future, and we look forward to having them part of AFS India family as an alumni!