Every summer, Concordia Language Villages hosts two International Days – IDay is an opportunity for all the villages to come together, celebrate the nerdiness of spending one’s summer learning a foreign language, and dance a bunch. This year, we all bopped along to a jazzercise-esque choreographed linedance to this song:
I wandered around the festival, talked with my mom and friends, basked in the sun, watched the Russian team come in second in the World Cup, and ate some watermelon. All in all, this was one of my favorite International Days yet (out of 6 total IDay adventures). It was really great to see how excited the kids were to meet villagers from other camps, and I was proud to watch our students perform in dance and musical activities throughout the day. Even though working at camp can be stressful and I’m paid about 2 cents an hour, it’s days like International Day that remind me how lucky I am to work here.