From July 1 to July 3, AAFE’s Youth and Family Development team took 37 immigrant students from Flushing High School, Flushing International High School, and Lower East Side Preparatory High School to Stony Brook University in Long Island for the 4th Annual AAFE College Visit. AAFE was also fortunate to be joined by teachers from the schools as chaperones.
The students had a great time getting a taste of college life while staying in dorms, eating in the cafeteria, living on a budget, participating in campus recreation, and taking workshops. AAFE staff created and facilitated the workshops which included topics like College 101, Professional Communication and Networking, Parent-Child Communication, and Stress and Renewal. Click here for photos with highlights from the trip.
When asked what the best part of the retreat was for her, one student responded, “Every part of it. I’m grateful to have been a part of this amazing group of people.” She added, “This trip definitely gave me a better idea of what it will be like when I go away for college in two years. I can’t wait to have that experience!”