| Breakfast: ||Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.|
| Morning: ||Wayne Griffith will begin the morning with a general overview/introduction to the Foreign Service. Wayne served with the U.S. Department of State as a career member of the Foreign Service from 1973 to 1988, and the Senior Foreign Service from 1988 to 2002. During his diplomatic career, Wayne served in Mexico (twice), Jerusalem, Nicaragua, Peru, Japan, Great Britain and Washington, retiring from his position as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in September 2002. He is a 1971 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a 1987 graduate of the National War College. A native of New Jersey, Wayne now resides in St. Petersburg, Florida. On sunny days, he can frequently be observed cruising in a bright red Austin Healey convertible.
Take a short refreshment break.
Then watch a video that describes life inside an Embassy.|
| Lunch: ||Campus Dining Room|
| Afternoon: ||Meet Ambassador Donald Leidel and learn about the Middle East as he discusses foreign policy dilemmas and his own experiences. Ambassador Leidel spent 41 years in government service with the Central Intelligence Agency, The US Air Force and the Department of State. He served in Austria, Germany, Argentina, Mexico and Hagrain where he was ambassador from 1983-86 and then again in 1989. He also served as Dean of the School of Professional Studies at the Foreign Service Institute.
Afterwards, enjoy a welcome reception on our beautiful campus.|
| Dinner: ||Campus Dining Room|
| Evening: ||T'ai Chi Class with Porfessor Hong Gu. Professor Gu was born and raised in Shanghai, China and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Shanghai dialect, as well as familiar with a number of other Chinese dialects. He has also studied Russian and French.
Professor Gu has taught Chinese language, literature, culture and history and English composition at Hamilton College, NY; Northwestern University, Chicago; Ivy Tech, Indiana; and Purdue University. He received his BA in English language and literature from East China Normal University, Shanghai, China; his MA in English Language and Literature from Southeast Missouri University and his PhD candidate in Modern British Literature and Literary Theory at Purdue University.
Hong has studied calligraphy, Northern-style martial arts, T’ai Ji and Qi Gong.
PLEASE NOTE THAT CLASS DAYS AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES MAY ALSO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE DUE TO AVAILABLITY OF SERVICES.|