Photo Gallery Nour and Friends (Summer 2016) Carolina, Leo, Adrian, Alex and Anethe enjoy some fun in the sun on Park Day! Summer Camp students having fun at the Thinkery (children’s science museum) Living the good life in Austin! Anethe and Carolina show off their costumes (Halloween 2016) School out! (End of Spring 2017) Recent student demographics Fun in the Classroom Cristian (Ecuador), Gabby (Mexico), and Mariah (Saudi Arabia) snap a selfie Hey everyone! Group photo! Katie, our Assistant Director, whacks a piñata! Students enjoying food at one of our international Potluck events A meeting with a local football mascot Summer Camp students enjoying a little time outside Elizabeth and one of her classes, with Brazilian, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Mexican, and Saudi students Brian smashed open a piñata and students rush in to grab the candy! Going for a swim at Zilker Park The student demographics for Spring 2017 A visit to Six Flags Fiesta Texas Sushi, Paintball, CPR courses – Just some of HOFT Institute’s activities Teachers getting some Xmas gifts A little “local color” with mural near the HOFT Institute Enjoying an evening in downtown Austin with HOFT’s Academic Director, Blair (2nd from left) Mashael (Saudi Arabia), Sonam (India), and Grace (LIberia) – Harmony and Diversity at HOFT! Teenage Mutant Ninja HOFT Staff Team Brazil enjoy a moment together Halloween 2016 – Watch out for the guy with the knife at the back! Students practice making tie-dye shirts A student enjoys a peaceful moment at HOFT Institute’s park benches Brian snaps a shot with some students Ghada (Jordan) wins our traditional clothing contest! Blair gives a Korean student her certificate for a productive semester of study! Getting ready for three-legged races Charity work – making dresses for girls in Africa! Volleyball game at the park with students and teachers. Murder Mystery Solved – Mr. Green did it! Academic Director, Blair, give a Closing Ceremony speech Students and teachers take part in a rally for immigrant rights Visit to an elementary school for a student who wanted to become an elementary school teacher An excursion to Mt. Bonnell with Cristian (Ecuador), Carolina (Colombia), Veronica (Kenya), Sabah (Syria) & Ghada (Jordan) Learning how to give CPR (medical English class) Some of our scholarship students from Africa and Syria enjoying some food at one of our Iftar parties! Check out this sad male student in a class of females – Poor guy! After school sushi with the Conversation Club! A map for our Austin city tour activity Congratulations to our Spring 2016 Ping Ping Champion, Majed! HOFT students visit a University of Texas football game! Old school photo – about 30 years ago, when we started our ESL program! Children of students making flags at our “Bring Your Kids to School Day” A visit to the Austin Aquarium Blair’s first medical English group (summer 2016) Ericka and Ghada having fun at a charity fundraiser HOFT student Olivia and her students present about Korea to visitors at a charity fundraiser Ready to go tubing! Abdul, Mohammed and Feras narrowly escape a giant gorilla attack at the Museum of the Weird! Another oldie photo from the 80s! We’ve come a long way since then! Thai students react to their first sight of a Texas breakfast taco!