Our boarders get a really unique experience. They get to meet students from all over the world, and they keep that connection. They make friends, they learn how to live in a community that's different from where they grew up in. And the bonds that they make with the friends lasts a lifetime.
You know, one of the things I find with the dorms having worked at colleges prior to here, is our dorms are actually really nice. They have plenty of room to spread out. There's big common areas for televisions and activities, outdoor fire pits. We want to create an environment that's fun to live in.
Our dormitories have the upper floors for our juniors and seniors and then our lower floor is for middle school through 10th grade. And we have student leaders that are on each floor, there's two. The boys dorm has this beautiful patio outside where we can play ping pong and you can have a firepit. The girls dorm has a basement where they can cook. We have sewing machines.
There are a lot of international students who goes to this school here. You get to like, make friends with people from different countries. You can like learn about their culture, their knowledge, their tradition. It's very interesting.
The ones that leave their home country and come over for the first time, they're learning independence, but they're also gaining a huge family here at Tallulah Falls.