We know how hard it is to celebrate a special day far away from those you call your family and your loved ones. Fortunately, Chia, Yong Quan, Abi, AY, Isabelle, Jason, Austin, Claire, Waideen, Olympia, Grace, and Victoria are a very tight knit community and support each other in the times when one is feeling homesick and when one is feeling happy. On Sunday we were fortunate to celebrate our only birthday on program. Following are some pictures of Olympia’s surprise birthday breakfast at her homestay and then also a little party for her that the students organized at the instructor’s house with cake, a piñata, and riveting game of “Spoons”. We are so grateful to have such a kind and gentle soul amongst us. Thanks, Olympia for celebrating your life with us.