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Tohoku University students arrive at UNB Saint John

Author: Communications

Posted on Feb 6, 2015

Category: myUNB , UNB Saint John , UNB Homepage , In the Media

Twelve students from Tohoku University will be arriving in Saint John on Feb. 9 for a three-week Canadian culture and English study program.  The students will be accompanied by their professor, Dr. Yuko Murakami for the first week.

Dr. Murakami visited UNB Saint John last February and this is when the concept for the partnership between UNB Saint John, Saint John College and Tohoku University was struck.

Designed for the Tohoku students, the program will have cultural, academic and English language components.

Each week will focus on a theme:

·      Week 1 is Canadian Politics with lectures presented by Dr. JP Lewis

·      Week 2 is Canadian History with Dr. Greg Marquis as the lecturer

·      In the third and final week of the program, Dr. David Creelman will cover the Canadian Literature theme.

English classes will provide preparation for, and extension of, the three weekly lectures and will be facilitated by Saint John College teaching staff.

To enhance their Canadian experience, the Tohoku University students will be staying with Canadian families. Their host families will provide an experience of life in Canada, and introduce the Japanese students to Canadian cuisine, customs and family culture.

Media contact: Heather Campbell