Japanese Students Visit Pitt-Bradford
From Yokohama College of Commerce

Six students from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s sister college in Japan arrived in Bradford on Wednesday for a two-week stay in the United States.

The students from Yokohama College of Commerce arrived with their instructor, Dr. Akiko Sakai, and will hone their English as part of Pitt-Bradford’s Summer Intensive English Program.

Students will live on campus and visit local attractions such as Chautauqua (N.Y.) Lake, the Zippo/Case Museum, Festa Italiana, the Seneca Iroquois National Museum in Salamanca, N.Y., Crook Farm and the McKean County Fair.

On Sunday, the students will visit Niagara Falls, and next week they will attend the Potter County Bowhunter Festival at Ski Denton.

Members of the community will host the students in their homes for dinners, barbecues and game nights.

Before returning to Japan, the students will visit New York City, where they will see the off-Broadway show STOMP and explore the city.

Pitt-Bradford and YCC have been sister colleges since November 1998.

Sakai will return to Pitt-Bradford for the Spring semester, when she will teach Japanese language and culture.

Pictured, Marietta Frank, right, reference librarian at Hanley Library, shows students from the Yokahama College of Commerce an illustrated Japanese-American dictionary while giving the students a tour of library resources. The students arrived at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Wednesday night and will be on campus for two weeks sharpening their English skills.
Photo courtesy of Pitt-Bradford


Marcia L. Neil said…
The Japanese students are actually here to view their own cultural heritage within a rare and tiny oracle-bead chronicle's content-imagery, preserved within a sort of waxy gel, located in Degolia PA. The oracle-bead artifact was found in its placement beneath a limestone roadside-rest monument decades ago.

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