The international students enjoy many traditions during their year here at Everest, both of the program and also of American culture. Like many households and families during these weeks of December, both the girls and the boys have gone to look for and cut down their Christmas trees. Local Christmas tree farms grow many types of trees for harvesting. Often these farms also offer hay rides, visits with Santa, hot chocolate, and more! The students have brought the trees back to their dorms and enjoyed putting them up and decorating. While they may be far from home, they are enjoying Christmas at Everest, their home away from home.