Saturday, March 15, 2008

AGU in America

Beginning in 2006, twenty undergraduate students from the School of International Politics, Economics, and Communication at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan, have come to the Maryland English Institute at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland for two weeks of English instruction, sightseeing and fun.

The two-week program, which takes place during the first two weeks of August, is very intensive. Students attend three hours of English classes in the morning. After lunch, planned activities include field trips, panel discussions, and lectures on topics of interest to the participants. There are informal activities available in the evenings and daytrips on weekends to places of interest in the surrounding area.

The program is staffed by two teachers (one of whom serves as the coordinator) and three mentors, University of Maryland students who spend afternoons and evenings with the participants and accompany the group on weekend field trips.

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