We made it to the end of the Spring I term, and I hope you have enjoyed the ride. I certainly have, and I wanted to say THANK YOU. I am impressed by the progress you have made in your writing assignments; especially those of you who came to class consistently. I appreciate all the effort you put into this class (some of you take two of my classes!).
Having being an international student myself, I am fully aware that it is not easy. I know exactly how hard each of you is working in situations that might not be the best: a new country, a new language, and new rules, among other challenges. I am sure you miss your home and loved ones, if they are not here with you. The move you made when you decided to come to the USA takes a lot of courage, and, because of that, I commend you, and congratulate you wholeheartedly.
You wrote about pretty cool dreams on your journal, and I enjoyed reading them! I hope they all come true. Most of all, I wish you peace of mind, and I hope you enjoy life to the fullest in spite of the difficult circumstances that might come your way. Difficulties can be our best teachers, can’t they?
I am glad I have had the chance to share two or three hours of my day with you almost every day of the week during 8 weeks. You have enriched my life, and have taught me about yourself and your culture. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Enjoy your Spring Break. You deserve it!
I hope to see you soon. If I don’t, please, feel free to keep in touch via this blog.
Professor Monica Mulholland