International Students visit Sand Hollow

On Saturday morning a group of international students, their advisors and professors climbed into “SUU to Everywhere” vans and headed for Sand Hollow Reservoir in Washington county.

Although the air was brisk, the water was warm enough for students to participate in water activities such as stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming and cliff jumping, as well as land based activities like soccer and hiking.

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Mitchell Quartz

Devi Shema, a junior information systems major from New Delhi, India, said her favorite part of the trip was, “seeing everybody in such high spirits, making new friends (and) the beautiful landscape.”

Other students enjoyed playing soccer, taking pictures of the scenery or simply sitting on the rocks and meeting new people.   

The International Student Affairs (ISA) staff also joined in the fun. Ellen Wiese, a senior psychology major from Rungsted, Denmark and ISA staff member, enjoyed playing in the sand and burying her friend in it.

Another ISA staff member, Bayleigh Dyer, a sophomore communication major from Georgetown, Texas, said her favorite part of the trip was, taking family pictures, burying people in the sand and  jumping off the cliffs.

Those interested in learning about ISA or interested in working with the ISA, can visit their offices in the Sharwan Smith Student Center in room 169.

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Mitchell Quartz