|The world came together and the distance between Grinnell and Tanzania became shorter.|
We went to an event at the college to bring together families and students from all over the world. It was really rather remarkable for us.
It was more than remarkable, it was downright humbling.
Students from around the world, some traveling 48 hours to get to Grinnell, introduced themselves, giving their name and their country.
These extraordinary young people are attending college in another country and often English is their second or third language. And they are majoring in chemistry, philosophy, or economics...
I had my plate full in college just learning in my own native language, let alone in French, German, Spanish, or Swedish ... all languages I studied, but I can't say I'm fluent. Not by a long shot.
This new friendship already feels like an old friendship and the distance between Grinnell and Tanzania seems to have gotten a little smaller this week...Oh, the places you'll go...