Last week we welcomed our new University Abroad students to Saint Michael’s College! Coming from several cities in China, they all traveled many, many hours to join our program in peaceful and beautiful Vermont. They had a busy first week of orientation meetings, testing, shopping for their dorm rooms, and settling into their new lives.

Here at University Abroad, we like to begin and end our semester with a group dinner. It is a great opportunity for the students to get to know each other and our great University Abroad staff members. When our returning students came back, we went out to eat at a true American restaurant – Sweetwater’s. Our students enjoyed trying new flavors – like buffalo chicken wings and artichoke dip.

At the end of the meal we decided to skip dessert – why? Because Vermont is home to the world famous Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and a trip to downtown Burlington is never complete without stopping into the ice cream scoop shop for a treat. Check out the photo above of our Ben & Jerry’s experience!