On Wednesday, February 21st and Thursday, the 22nd, the Monroe College Office of International Programs welcomed 4 Japanese students and 1 administrator from Fukuoka Foreign Language College, Japan. This event, organized by Sayaka Tamura, an International Student Advisor at the New Rochelle Campus, was designed not only for the Japanese guests to experience the American college life, but also for Monroe students to learn about Japanese culture.
During their time at Monroe, the Japanese guests took part in many activities. There was a luncheon with executives and honor students as well as participation in some Monroe classes. As a closing activity, Monroe’s Multicultural Student Association (MSA) welcomed the Japanese students into their weekly meeting. The MSA students enjoyed learning how to write their names in Japanese using calligraphy and how to make cranes with Origami (paper-craft). In return, some MSA members performed American songs for the Japanese students.