It’s mid-July and we’re not in Barcelona or Oxford. We’re not on campus at Berkeley or Stanford or Tufts. We’re mostly staying home and we’re wearing masks and avoiding crowds or crowded places. It’s a very different summer than the one we imagined even six months ago but we’re happy to report that in spite of all of the changes and new restrictions, we are connecting students from around the world and continuing to foster learning and growth throughout the summer.
When we first talked about virtual classes we were doubtful. How would it work? Sure, we have fantastic faculty but would anyone listen when they couldn’t go to a new, exciting location? Well, as it turns out, we have quite a few students who decided that they wanted to keep learning even if they had to stay home. And we are SO excited! Our classes have been really well received. Our students have been so focused and engaged and attentive. The discussions and debates and sharing of ideas has been absolutely rejuvenating for our Summerfuel team. SF Virtual has given us the motivation and energy to continue planning for an in-person 2021. And it has helped US to remember to think outside the box and look beyond the immediate barriers. Thank you to all of the students who took a leap of faith and joined us for Sessions 1 and 2. We have two more sessions on offer this summer so if you’re looking for something to fill your day, take a look. Session 3 begins July 20th and Session 4 starts August 3rd. We’d love to have you!