The Student Senate ad-hoc Hospitality Committee was formed this year to meet the needs of the international student body at Calvin Sem. When we began, we thought that the needs would be mostly logistical: transportation, help navigating the postal system, demystifying grocery shopping, etc. However, we found that the need international students mention most frequently is fellowship and friendship in a new country. Thus, starting Spring semester there will be a number of get together events for international and local students to talk about what life is like for foreign students in the U.S., to answer questions about cultural differences, to build friendships, and to find ways to help one another. We the Hospitality Committee and Student Senate, invite you to participate in these events. Look for updates in E-News and the Student Senate bulletin boards / social media.