Japanese students visit ACU, study American culture

For Immediate Release
Feb. 28, 2000

On Feb. 21, 11 female students and one male sponsor arrived at Abilene Christian University from Shin-Ai Women's College in Kurume, Japan.

The students will be on campus through March 9. They will be taking special American culture courses in the mornings and English conversation classes in the afternoon.

Each evening and on the weekends they will be involved in recreational/educational activities hosted by a small group of ACU student staff members.

The activities coordinator is Shaji George, junior finance major from Kalomo, Zambia; activities staff members are Judith Alexander, senior secondary education major from Ontario, Canada; Kamie Allmon, sophomore undecided major from Petersburg; David Salaki, senior accounting major from Jakarta-Selatan, Indonesia; and Beth Williams, junior history major from Abilene.

The instructors are Dr. Robert Brown, associate professor of foreign languages, and Carol Evans, supply instructor of English. The overall director of the program is Dr. Jeff Haseltine, director of the Institute of Intensive English and associate professor of foreign languages.

The women are staying in Gardner Hall. Coincidentally, their resident assistant in Gardner is Angela Dockery, sophomore psychology major from Springfield, Miss, who studied Japanese in high school for four years.

This is the fifth consecutive spring for ACU to host a similar group from Shin-Ai.


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