This year marked a very special one for me with JST. Not only did I enjoy
showing you all my favorite places in Portland, but I delighted in actually
having the chance to teach you in my classes. You amazed me this year JST!
You are such wonderful students and enthusiastic adventurers. May you carry
all the benefits of your experience abroad with you into your bright and
promising futures! Oh, and come back anytime!
“I had so much fun going on adventures with the JST group this summer. We had so much fun while white water rafting, kayaking, and cheering for the Portland Timbers soccer team! You are a very bright group of students, and it was wonderful to watch you explore a new city, and live in a new language. You really took every opportunity to interact with Portlanders from all walks of life. I wish all the best for you, and I hope to see you in Portland again in the future!”
Being able to have the JST group at ELS Portland is one of my favorite
times of the year! You, the JST students, really bring a lot to the classrooms
and the atmosphere of ELS. The ELS staff and instructors really appreciate
your hard work in your classes, and I know the chaperones had so much fun
with you on your adventures around Portland! Your homestay hosts already
miss you, and have said that you were an absolute delight to host! You
are very courageous, wonderful, young men and women with very bright futures!
We trust your time here was all you wished it would be, and we hope you
will visit us again! You are always welcome here!