Much like how the Ocean City, Maryland community embraces their J-1 student visitors, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware also goes to great lengths to make students feel welcome, safe, and appreciated. Recently, I attended a lively dinner with some 250 international students and 20-30 community volunteers at the Epworth church in Rehoboth Beach.
Rather than being a one-off, special event, the Rehoboth community churches of varying denominations hold these J-1 dedicated dinners for students four nights a week! This arrangement driven by the faith communities provides students with many dining options, and plenty of free meals. And, of course, all are welcomed, regardless of denomination or choice of beliefs. The only requirement for admission is a hearty appetite, a smile, and polite manners. Enjoy the photos!
|About G. Kevin Saba|
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Private Sector Exchange
G. Kevin Saba serves as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Private Sector Exchange at the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). In this capacity, he oversees the Exchange Visitor Program, which brings around 300,000 foreign citizens to the United States annually to teach, study, and build skills. He is the Director for the Policy and Program Support Division in ECA’s Office of Private Sector Exchange.Read More
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