Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Hello from the AGU in America 2007 team

Greetings to all AGU in America participants for 2007! My name is Nina Liakos, and I am the program coordinator; I also teach the writing class, where you will be reading and writing (yes, in English!) about your experiences in the U.S. and posting your impressions to your own weblog! I am planning lots of activities for you, and I am very much looking forward to meeting you in August!

Greetings! I'm looking forward to meeting and working with all of you in August. I'm planning class activities that will give you lots of chances to listen to and practice speaking in English. It'll be fun and I know you'll make great progress while you're here. We're busy preparing for your arrival and hoping August is not too hot this year.
Shirley Thompson, AGU2007 Instructor

Hey guys! My name is Ji Won (pronounced "G 1") and I'm very happy to be your mentor this year! I graduated from the University of Maryland last year and I'm currently studying to become a doctor. Can't wait to see all of you this August! ^^

Hi everyone! My name is Laura and I'll be working with you as a mentor. I'm currently finishing up my year as an exchange student at Keio University, but I look forward to meeting you in August!

Hi! My name is Sophia Burton and I'm a student mentor for the 2007 AGU in American program. I just graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in American Studies and German, and am leaving in September to teach English to high schoolers in France. I'm very excited to meet all of you!


Hiromi said...

Hello, Nina.
I'm so glad to see AGU 2007 started to move finally! Reading about you and the mentors (some of them really look familiar, hehehe) made me excited even though I'm not gonna be the one who will be there this year.

Anyway, I can at least leave comments on blogs of the participants. I'm already looking forward to reading blogs written by them!

See you~.^^

Nina Liakos said...

Hi, Hiromi! Thanks for being the first to post a comment on our new AGU blog! :-) I am delighted to hear that you will be reading this year's blogs. I wish you were going to be here too! We are going to do some of the same things we did last year (Annapolis) and also some different (visit a TV station).

yuiko said...


I'm happy to know that you are fine.
I miss you so much!!
I wish to see you and the mentors.
I have many things that I want to write in my blog but my English has't been improved...sorry...
This summer, I will try to improve my English again!!


Nina Liakos said...

Hi, Yuiko! Nice to hear from you!

A good way to improve your English is to use it, so please just jump in and start blogging!


Hiro said...


I'm also glad to see AGU 2007 blog. And I have a idea go to US again in this summer vacation to improve my English and making grate memory. But I'm not sure about where I'm gonna go...

Anyway, I hope the 2nd AGU in America program have great success:)

Now most of AGU guys have a lot of task (papers, mid-term exams, preparation for final exam and something like that...). So some guys cannot join the communicaiton on this blog, i think.

But all of members of AGU 2007 must have great expectations!

see ya!

Ibrahim said...

Salom Nina!

It is really interesting to learn about your activities with students.

I would appreciate and be happy to have a chat with you all. Please let me know if you are interested to learn more about Tajikistan.


keina said...

My name is Keina ,who is plannning to join this project this August.
I can't wait to see all of you!
I have a question.
I heard that we can play tennnis on the campus.
Do you think I should bring my racket and tennnis shoes?
I need your answer.
Please write me back soon.
See you (^o^)/~

Nina Liakos said...

Keina, You should bring your racket and shoes (balls if you like; of course you can buy balls here). There are tennis courts on campus which you are free to use. In addition, the Tennis Center at College Park offers clinics and classes; check out their prices at http://www.thetccp.com/adult.html. Is there somebody else in the group with whom you can play?