May 31, 2011
|On May 29, 2011, Linda Condon and Daniel Hedman took a van packed full of camping equipment, food, and friends, and headed to Princess Place Preserve in St. Augustine for a fun weekend camping trip and beach excursion.
Linda and Daniel have built relationships with many international students from Florida Tech over the years. Deep friendships have formed, and much love has been shared over coffee, game nights and numerous meals.
International students at Florida Tech represent over 30% of of their student body, from over 100 different countries around the globe. Many of them know just enough English to come here for school, and most of them have never been to the United States before coming here to get educated.
There is a huge need for Americans like us to get to know these students, help them practice their English, and help them adjust to the inevitable "culture shock" of living in a completely different country, thousands of miles away from their family and friends.
If you are interested in joining Florida Tech's International Friendship Program or simply getting involved with what Linda and Daniel are doing, contact Pastor Jonathan at (321) 727-2661 or firstname.lastname@example.org.