The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute
This weekend, the Cultural Immersion Program has planned something
to help you practice English, have fun, and get to know new people all
while helping others! See the Activities Board for more information.
St. Francis Homeless Shelter
9:30 am 2:00 pm
The homeless shelter is a place
where people who have no homes
can come to eat meals. If you
volunteer at the shelter, you could
help prepare and serve meals, or
you might set up or clean up the
dining room. Working here is a
great opportunity to meet people
and practice English.
1:45 4:00 pm
Brighten up an elderly person's
day at the nursing home during
their weekly Bingo game. Many
residents don't have their families
nearby and are thrilled to chat with
9:15 am 1:00 pm
At Jungle Friends, you can help
the seventy monkeys that live
there by helping to make or
maintain their habitats. This is a
fun activity, especially if you are
an animal lover. Plus,
after your hard work
they will give
everyone a tour and
Alachua County Humane Society
9:45 am 1:00 pm
The Alachua County Humane
Society (ACHS) provides shelter,
medical care, and adoption services
to abandoned, lost, and misplaced
pets mostly dogs and cats. We
will be helping the ACHS by taking
dogs for walks, washing dogs, and
cleaning. You will get a chance to
talk with other volunteers and staff,
and help care for the cute and
cuddly pets. Wear clothes that can
get dirty, and NO flip flops or
Alachua County Humane Society
12:00- 3:00 pm
Come support the Alachua County
Humane Society by raising money
through an old fashioned carwash.
We will get cars to stop by from the
street and wash them for donations.
Carwashes are a common form of
fundraising in the U.S., and always
a lot of fun. Wear clothes that can
get wet and soapy. This will be a
great chance to meet lots of people
and practice your English!
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July 7, 2006
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your UF Gator ID and get your
UF computer accounts. You will
need to bring $15 for the ID, your
ELI Tuition Receipt with your ID
number on it, and a photo ID,
such as your passport or a driver's
license. We will meet at the
Norman Hall Garage at 12:35 pm
and walk over together.
Next Saturday, July 15th, we will
be going to Daytona Beach! This
is a van trip, so we need to buy
tickets at the TRiP office in the
Reitz Union ahead of time. Meet
in Norman Hall Garage at 12:35
pm on Friday, July 7th (the same
time as the trip to get IDs).
Tickets cost $25.
Inside this issue:
Volunteer Day Manners and Culture Countries Represented
Q: Which parts of Gainesville are unsafe at night?
A: Well, anywhere can be unsafe if you don't exercise common
sense. It's best to walk with friends at night and stay in well-lit
areas. Being alone in dark places is not the best idea.
Downtown and parts of Northeast and Southeast Gainesville do
have somewhat higher crime rates than the rest of town, but
they're not necessarily more unsafe than other areas if you
exercise reasonable caution. If you find yourself in a dangerous
situation, you can call the police on any phone by dialing 911.
Thanks for your input! Ifyou have a question about U.S.
manners and culture, please email our ELI Weekly editor, Nora
Spencer, at email@example.com, or put questions in her
mailbox (marked Spencer in the ELIMain Office).
Welcome to all the new students studying in the Summer B
semester, and all returning students from midterm break!
Currently, the ELI has students from the following countries:
Tuition is due on Thursday, July 6th,
before 2:30pm. Please try to pay your
tuition before the deadline. For any
questions you have about your tuition,
see Sonja Pealer in the ELI Main Office,
Proof of immunizations must be received
by Friday, July 21, or you will not be
allowed to continue to attend classes. No
Belated birthday wishes to:
June 29: Valentina Komaniecka
Happy upcoming birthday wishes to:
July 6: Awatef Almallak
July 8: Jafar Al Hejji
July 8: Lili Gai
July 11: Abdulkarim Alobayyed
July 11: Abdulrahman Mandili
July 11: Antonio Ramos Russian
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