Last July was an awesome summer in Denver. Twenty-two teenagers came to Bridge on a Youth Holiday Program for that month with their chaperon. This special program gives students a chance to learn English and experience American culture in beautiful Denver, Colorado with a group of peers.
This group spent the mornings studying English and the afternoons exploring various places in the area. Among other excursions, this group went to the Denver Zoo, Water World, and the Museum of Nature and Science. They also took a day-trip to Rocky Mountain National Park which all of the students loved. In the evenings, the students stayed with our welcoming host families with whom they ate dinner each night and participated in activities on the weekends.
Laura Gonzalez Ramos was one of the older students who participated in this program. She volunteered to provide some feedback via e-mail about her experience. Here is what I learned: