The National YES Gateway Orientation of 2017-18 was conducted from 5th – 7th August 2017. The 36 selected participants arrived on 5th, which marked the beginning of the orientation.

The sessions began with the overview of the Pre-Departure Orientation, followed by a team-building exercise. Thereafter, the revision of Ice-berg model, and topics such as Budgeting and Optical Illusions were covered in the next 2 days.

Apart from these, the participants were also briefed about the Immigration rules, Risk Management & Protecting from Sexual Abuse and things they should remember when they are in USA, representing their country as an Ambassador. Participants were given useful insights on how they can adapt in Host family, Host school, Host community in the initial days and things they should take care of along with the do’s and don’t’s.

(Photo Above:  Group Photo)

Our Alumni, Dhruv Thakkar and Yashodhan Shende along with staff members Divya Arora, Sonam Luthra, Suraj Sharma and Ujwal Singh were the facilitators of the orientation.

27 students along with Ujwal Singh, the Chaperone of the batch departed on 7th for Washington DC. We look forward to sending other students in next departure dates. Best wishes to all the students for starting a new journey in their life.

(Photo Right:  During Activity)