The eighth class of first-year students was warmly greeted during Orientation Week. Seven students, from all parts of the world, were welcomed to their new home for the next nine months. Introductions, bhajans, and prasada were highlights of the week, as was a self-development aspect of the college: the Introspection Course, held by Anuradha Dasi, a visiting lecturer from Oxford.
“The group exercises and the lifelines we constructed of what it took to get us to Radhadesh,” said Tivra Bhakti Dasi, a first-year student from Finland, were her “favorite parts.”
The Orientation Week also introduced these students to the Radhadesh community and provided instructions on skills they will need for their courses. They received from Jaya Bhadra, their English counselor, tips, advice, and a lesson on grammar and usage.
At the end of the week, after the new students had met their classmates, fifteen older students reunited with their schoolmates. The older students head straight back into their course work. Everyone agreed that the college is a crucial addition to their lives, and they were excited to pursue the coming school year.