Emporia State University has welcomed 20 international students from the Sakae Institute in Japan.
Students will be at ESU for six weeks and take one academic course in addition to studying English. Each student has also been paired with conversation partners and families to assist in learning the language and culture of the area.
The International Summer Program is offered by the James F. and Dorine D. Harter Office of International Education. This program aims to prepare these students for their future semesters at universities across the U.S.
“I think the students are excited,” lead program assistant Chie Zenno said. “I am looking forward to seeing the students improve in many things. Many of them have never shared a room or had these kinds of college experiences so I think it’s good that they’re having these experiences before the semester starts.”
Students will have the opportunity to experience cultural immersion activities that include sporting events, camping trips and other events.
The Sakae Institute is in Tokyo with an office in Boston.