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American, Japanese Students Share Cultures at ONU Kasukabe Summer Camp

Jul 21, 2008

American and Japanese students will convene at Ohio Northern University for the Kasukabe-U.S. Summer Camp to be held July 24-Aug. 12.

Sixteen American high school students from across the country and 20 Japanese high school students from the Saitama Prefecture in Japan will engage in cultural activities unique to each country. The camp is dedicated to fostering scholarship, enhancing language skills and promoting cross-cultural understanding

Upon completion of the program, students will receive four college credit hours from ONU, a value of more than $2,200. The unique 19-day camp is designed to introduce American students to Japanese language and culture, and Japanese students to English and American culture. In addition to academic coursework, students will take part in cultural dinners and discussions, calligraphy lessons, and field trips to Ohio destinations such as Sauder Village, Cedar Point and a Toledo Mud Hens baseball game.

American students will be paired with Japanese student roommates, making the camp a truly distinctive program. Chaperones from both the United States and Japan will work with students throughout the camp.

For more information, visit the camp website or contact Dr. Robert Alexander at (419) 772-2093 or

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