During the first week the group split their time between touring around Nashville and attending school with their hosts. The group enjoyed lunch at Robert’s Western World, a tour of Belmont University (including their film department, where one of our hosts is a professor), photos with the murals on 12th Ave South, and a fun day shopping at Opry Mills Mall. The weekend was spent exploring Nashville with their host families and some of the students even traveled on day trips to surrounding areas.
In the second week the group spent a day being hosted by BGA as well as their last day at school with their host students. The other days of the week they get to enjoy more of Nashville’s sites with a scavenger hunt at the TN State Museum, a fun afternoon exploring the Adventure Science Center, a tour of Paragon Recording Studio, a relaxing afternoon in downtown Franklin, lunch and a tour at Ensworth Upper School, and some fun times at Defy Nashville. The group got to enjoy a Nashville Halloween with costumes, trick or treating, and a Halloween party as a group! On the final day of their visit it was hard to say goodbye and several of the host students met the group at the airport to see them off. It was hugs and tears as the group prepared to depart and hopes they would see each other again soon!