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Published on May 30th, 2013 | by ssca

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Isesaki Students visit MSU English Language Institute

Over 100 high school junior/senior students are visiting Missouri State University for in late May-early June, 2013 from Springfield’s sister city in Isesaki, Japan. They will be here for about a week with a focus on leadership development as it relates to the 7 Global Challenges facing tomorrow’s leaders: Population, Information, Resources, Economic Integration, Technology, Governance, and Security.

Thanks to Mika Logan for the photos!

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During free time, they enjoyed a hayride at Valley Water Mill Equestrian Center.

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On a weekend day, the students will share a family day with Springfield host families to give them a glimpse into American family life while feeling welcomed into the Springfield community. With such a large group, this activity gives the opportunity for individual attention to each student which serves the practical purpose of building confidence and also leaves them with fun memories they will cherish for years to come.

For information to be a day host family for future students visits, please contact Kelsey Goin at the Missouri State University English Language Institute.

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    August 2 – Isesaki student arrive
    for a two-week cultural exchange

    August 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Isesaki Summer Festival at Greenwood School
    A night of Japanese culture, games and performances hosted by visiting Isesaki students at Greenwood School on MSU campus. Free and fun for the whole family!

    August 9 – Springfield family host day for students from Isesaki who are studying at MSU

    August 5-12 – Local band “Ing” will perform in Isesaki

    September 12-14 – 19th Annual Japanese Fall Festival in the Japanese Stroll Garden at Nathanael Greene/Close Park featuring a performing delegation from Isesaki, as well as several other international headliner acts, local performers and artisans

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