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Volume 101, Issue 3
September 12, 2006
COME OX! LYEXD A JAND!
This Saturday, September 16th, we'll be taking part in
Gatorplunge, a volunteering extravaganza where you'll get to
work alongside hundreds of UF students in community projects
such as: working with animals, art and culture, youth and
development, elder care, the environment, and homelessness.
Free breakfast and lunch! Meet at the Plaza of the Americas at 8
Also open to ELI students is the volunteer project called Fishing
for Success, a UF sponsored program to hook children on
science with an interactive fishing day. We'll meet at Norman
Garage at 7:30.
And yet another possibility to donate your time...playing bingo
with the residents of North Florida Rehab. Meet at 2pm at
There's something going on with the
Cultural Immersion Program every
weeknight! Visit the activities board or
ask your Language Assistant for more
information. No experience or
Monday, Basketball with Carol. Meet
at the Norman Garage at 5:15. Bring
your UF ID.
On Tuesday, Rome coordinates game
time: pool and bowling, to be exact.
Meet in the Norman Garage at 4:15pm,
and bring $5-$6 for bowling shoes and
Every Wednesday, Allison and Josh
host Coffee Talk and shopping at the
farmer's market. Meet at either 3 or
5:15pm at Norman Garage, depending
on your class schedule. Riding the bus
is free with your UF ID, but coffee
costs a few dollars at the downtown
Starbucks. Bring your bike if you want.
For Thursdays, we have soccer with
Owen. Meet at Norman Garage at
5:00. Bring your UF ID.
On Friday, Jon will lead a group to
Gator Nights, free with your UF ID.
Meet at Reitz Union Information desk
Inside this issue:
Volunteer Day Weekly activities I Leaving home
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We're still looking for your input! If you have a question about
U.S. manners and culture, please email our ELI Weekly editor, Jen
Ramos, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or put questions in her
mailbox (marked Ramos in the ELI Main Office).
Q: Why do so many people like to leave their families in the US?
A: The truth is most of us don't like moving
away from our family, but we do it for job or educational
opportunities, to explore a new part of the country, to gain a sense of
independence, or to "find ourselves," as we like to say. Most colleges
and universities provide housing for students. After tasting this initial
"liberty", many students never return to live with their families again.
In a culture such as the US, where individualism is highly prized,
people enjoy moving about and finding new challenges and fresh
English Language Institute
PO Box 117051
315 Norman Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-7051, USA
Phone: (352) 392-2070
Fax: (352) 392-3744
Happy belated birthday to:
Sept. 7: Mehdi Eshaghayan
Apologies, Mehdi! Hope it is was a
Notes frlo~l [m th ffic
Immunization Deadline-Proof of
immunizations must be received by
Friday, September 15th, or you will
not be allowed to continue to attend
classes. No exceptions.
everyone at the ELI values all of the
languages of the world, we know
that to learn English, you need to
speak English and listen to English.
For this reason, if we at the ELI hear
you speaking a language other than
English on the third floor of Norman
Hall, we will ask you to stop. If you
are unable to stop speaking the other
language, we will ask you to leave
the building. Thank you for helping
us help you!
Noise-Please remember that there
are many offices and classrooms in
Norman Hall, other than those of the
ELI. Please try to speak quietly in
the Norman Hall courtyards,
common areas, and hallways.