Welcome to CCI’s 23rd year!
For those of you new to this blog, it is designed to keep you up-to-date on the many adventures our students will be sharing this year. I will do my best to publish a new post every couple of weeks in an effort to record this unique journey. You’ll be notified of new posts via our Facebook page. You’re also invited to follow us on Instagram and Twitter for more frequent day-to-day activities.
Our 2017-2018 school year has officially begun with students arriving last Saturday. Many families came to see the school, residence, and town, where their sons and daughters will now be living. We were pleased to meet with all of the families who came to Lanciano. For those of you who we have yet to meet, we hope to see you soon. It’s always a great experience to get to know new families and reconnect with those whom we already know.
We held dinner at the Allegria on our first night (this is our restaurant, attached to girls’ residence, where we have our lunches and dinners). A typical meal consists of fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, cheeses, and of course pasta!
That night, a 1950s-themed street party happened to be going on. It was a great introduction to Lanciano.
On Sunday, we went to nearby Ortona to play some ice-breaking games on the beach. It had originally called for thunderstorms, so we were happy to wake up to sunny skies. After our games and annual tug-o-war, the students had time for swimming, sunbathing, and getting to know each other better.
A more formal orientation was held on Monday morning. Our students were broken up into small groups and moved between stations to review the school’s policies, and learn about Italian culture, academics, safety procedures, extracurricular activities, and so forth.
I wish to thank our wonderful teachers, dons, and office staff, for doing such a great job in welcoming our students. And a special thank-you to all of the parents who have entrusted us with the well-being and development of their sons and daughters.