Arryman Fellows have departed for the Windy City on July 1st via South Korea. While there have been a number of difficulties in the US Embassy Consular on issuing visas to enter the States, the Arryman Fellows were few of the lucky ones and got their visa fast-tracked because they have to depart by the first of July. Hence, in 24 hours their visas were issued and go they went to Chicago.
During their first week in Chicago, the fellows will live with a local family. Where they will experience first hand the United States Independence Day celebrations on July 4th. Upon their arrival, they will be attending Northwestern's International Summer Institute (ISI) program alongside their admission to the university. This month long program is meant to provide language training (especially spoken English) and to ease cultural integration to American society. This program is design to ease their studies during their time in the years to come at Northwestern University. They will practice their spoken English with native speakers at a variety of social events in the Evanston and Chicago area — visiting parks, museums, restaurants and other local attractions.
We are sending our support to both our fellows from here in Indonesia. Good luck and do us proud!