The Light - An Alumni Publication Winter 2014/2015 - Page 34

NEW & NOTEWORTHY 1ST ANNUAL DECEMBER NATIONAL PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION A SUCCESS! YFU USA recently welcomed 15 young people from across the U.S. to its new National Headquarters for the first annual December National Pre-Departure Orientation.  Similar to NPDO held this past June, the three-day event allowed students to meet each other, prepare for their year and semester programs, hear stories from alumni, and learn more about YFU’s mission, history, and worldwide network of community and support. The students are traveling to Germany, Japan, Finland, New Zealand, Korea, Italy, and France for the spring semester.  We wish them all the best on their upcoming exchanges and look forward to them sharing their stories in upcoming issues. MID-ATLANTIC FIELD VOLUNTEERS MEET AT YFU’S NEW EDUCATION CENTER A group of volunteers gathered at YFU USA’s new National Headquarters for a day of training, sharing and team building. The volunteers enjoyed hearing from President & CEO Michael Hill, a number of experienced volunteers and local staff. We look forward to many more volunteer gatherings in this fantastic new site! 34 | The Light • YFU