The sun was shining over St Andrews as everyone got acquainted on arrivals day.
The main activity saw students arranged into different groups to get to know one another. This went over very well, despite often being a nerve-racking experience. Some students already seemed to have established budding friend groups, boding well for the coming weeks.
ORA boasts over 160 nationalities across its programmes this summer alone, and there was no shortage of cultural diversity yesterday. This rare opportunity to meet and connect with other students from around the world was not lost on them as they got to know each other’s backgrounds.
Over the next two weeks, the students will get the opportunity to explore Scotland as part of a wide range of Enrichment Activities, including a tour of St Andrews, a scavenger hunt and a night of Scottish music. These are often ideal times to socialise and bond. They are also great opportunities for the quieter students to come out of their shell.
There will also be the chance for students to engage in debates, masterclasses and regularly scheduled lessons, all taking place on the iconic St Andrews campus. With the town of St Andrews only minutes away, there is also no shortage of independent exploring to be had.
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