November 3, 2014 at 7:16 pm

OPIE Students Trick or Treat; Game Night is Wednesday

By Tanya Dovbnya
Ohio Program of Intensive English and A&S International Academic Adviser

OPIE Students Take Part in Halloween Festivities

Tanya Dovbnya

Tanya Dovbnya

Right before Halloween, on Oct. 30, OPIE faculty engaged their students in a real trick-or-treating experience in the Athens East Side Neighborhood. Each year, the area draws many kids and their parents from all around Athens to its well-decorated and friendly place. It also provides a unique opportunity for Athens residents to safely walk around in Halloween costumes and collect “trick or treat” candy, generously provided by East Siders. In spite of the cold weather, it turned out to be a busy and fun Thursday for the OPIE students who had a chance to give out candy to kids and trick or treat themselves.


The next day, on Oct. 31, OPIE continued immersing the group of exchange students from Japan into Halloween activities in East Elementary School. The Japanese Exchange students got to carve pumpkins with East Elementary students, and they enjoyed the special treats. To help the international students experience a Halloween mood, OPIE faculty eagerly dressed up for the occasion as well!

OPIE Upcoming Events

OPIE Student Union Meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 4, Gordy 301, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. All Ohio University students are welcome to join this international leadership gathering.

Wednesday Discussion, Nov. 5, 2 to 2:55 p.m., Ellis 111. OPIE hosts the talk about Human Trafficking by Holly DeLong, OPIE Lecturer. Join the discussion whether you want to learn about this topic or contribute to the conversation.

International Game Night, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 6 to 7 p.m., Bobcat Student Lounge, Baker Center, first floor. Join this fun multicultural fun game night to relax, play games, and meet people from around the world. This event is open to all OPIE and Ohio University students. OPIE has a wide selection of games, but if you have a special game you would like to play and teach international students to play, please bring it! Drinks are provided.

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