Origami and Orienteering
group of 17 Japanese students are set to experience life in Leicester, living
with local families, as part of a project run by the University of Leicester's
English Language Teaching Unit from the 22 August to 9 September.
will sample the delights of multi-cultural Leicester, learn map reading skills
as they try to find their way about the campus and the city, and will share some
of their own culture with Leicester folk.
students are from Jumonji University, which was established in 1996. They have
been studying in its Social Sciences and Information Faculty which aims 'to
prepare women for the internationalized and information-oriented world of the
Stella Smyth of the University of Leicester, said: "Although, most of these
girls have never been overseas before, they have expressed a strong interest in
learning about British university life and how lifestyles in Leicester differ
from those in Japan."
their stay, they will live with Leicester host families as part of the cultural
immersion experience and these families will be invited to receptions at the
University with the students. They will also have the opportunity to meet a wide
range of staff from the university and to explore different aspects of British
programme involves a variety of socio-educative experiences that will enable the
students to learn at leisure, as well as having classroom based English language
students will be able to enjoy One Big Sunday at the Victoria Park and Britain's
biggest Festival of Science, organised by the British Association, being held at
the end of their course at the University of Leicester, the students will be
presented with certificates to mark their achievements.
more information, please contact Stella Smyth on 0116 252 2449.
end of course party is to be held at 8pm on September 6 in the Library Hall at
the University School of Education, University Road.
This document has been approved by the head of department or section.