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High School Students Invited to Attend Japanese Summer Camp at ONU

May 7, 2008

Ohio Northern University invites high school students to attend the Kasukabe-U.S. Summer Camp to be held July 24 through Aug. 12 at the University.

Twenty American high school students will have the opportunity to learn Japanese and experience Japanese culture with 20 Japanese high school students from the Saitama Prefecture in Japan. The camp is dedicated to fostering scholarship, enhancing language skills and promoting cross-cultural understanding

Students who complete the program will receive four college credit hours from ONU, a value of more than $2,200 in academic credit. The unique 19-day camp is designed to introduce students to Japanese (no previous language training required) and create an opportunity for Japanese and American students to interact. Students will take part in cultural dinners and discussions, calligraphy lessons and field trips to Ohio destinations such as the Toledo Museum of Art, Sauder Village, Cedar Point and a Toledo Mud Hens baseball game.

The cost is $1,495, which includes 19 meals per week and residence hall housing. Accommodations include air-conditioning, common areas, onsite laundry facilities, and Internet access. American students will be paired with Japanese roommates. Chaperones from both the United States and Japan will work with students throughout the camp.

Space is limited to 20 high school students (freshmen through seniors). Those interested are asked to visit the website and download the application for admission, the registration form, medical waiver, code of conduct, photo release form and checklist. A $500 deposit is due with the application, and the balance of the camp fee is due by July 1.

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

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