I am here in my little but cute office for the summer, my second week working as assistant to both Kate and Ryan. I’ve been doing some administrative prep work for the fall semester, when more than 75 students will begin at the Philly Campus– most of whom will be new MCPC attendees.
Speaking of new students, yesterday 29 Messiah students moved into MCPC housing for May term. Their course will focus on Latino culture in Philly, and they will all participate in some community service on a regular basis. Last night, they split into three groups and went out in the city to enjoy dinner at Mexican, Puerto Rican, or Columbian restaurants. I tagged along with the group that went to Plaza Garibaldi for Mexican food. We took the subway all the way to the Ellsworth-Federal stop in South Philly. My quesadilla was delicious; I just finished the leftovers about an hour ago for lunch. I enjoyed getting to know some of the May term people a little bit. They seem energetic about the next three weeks that they get to spend experiencing Philly while getting that cross-cultural credit.