Sacred Heart has welcomed 38 students from 19 countries on five continents to its summer English-as-a-Second-Language Program.
This is the largest group of summer ESL students in recent memory, and possibly the largest ever, testament to the growing reputation of SHSST's ESL Program.
The students, most of whom are priests, come from Brazil, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Rwanda, Serbia, Uganda, Venezuela, and Vietnam. A few will continue on as seminarians at SHSST as they become competent in English. The rest will return to their home countries in the fall, better equipped for ministry in an increasingly multicultural world.