On the afternoon of Friday, December 1, five students from Glenstal Abbey School, along with their trip chaperone Kieran Sparling, arrived at Newark airport to begin their stay in the United States. The group was warmly welcomed by Fr. Edward Seton Fittin, O.S.B '82 and their host families from Delbarton.
After landing and pushing through jet lag, the Glenstal students hit the ground running as they attended the Sophomore dance at School. The five Irishmen even had dates for the dance arranged by their host families!
The boys had a busy weekend settling into their hosts' homes. Some of the welcoming activities included clay pigeon shooting, an ice hockey game, an American football game, and Mass in the Abbey on Sunday, December 3.
On Monday morning, the Glenstal boys were all set to begin their classes at Delbarton. The day began with Director of Campus Security Scott Carell issuing them their fobs to get around the school and Assistant Director of Technology Christian Zollers got them up all set with tech during their time at Delbarton. To kick off their first official day at school, Headmaster Fr. Michael Tidd, O.S.B. told each boy to get something for themselves from the Delbarton Shop so they could rep the Green Wave during their stay. During their trip, Director of Global Programs Dan Pieracinni will be helping the Glenstal boys settle into classes and life at Delbarton.
Next up on Thursday, December 7, they took a day trip with the Wynne Family as they got to experience the hustle and bustle of New York City.
On Friday, December 8, Glenstal students experienced their first jacket and tie day at Delbarton as they attended the Immaculate Conception Mass celebrated by Abbot Jonathan Licari, O.S.B. in Abbey Church. Next week, Fr. Ed organized a trip to Washington D.C. for the five Irishmen. Welcome to Delbarton, gentlemen!