Recent Japanese students' visit helps lift UOG, Guam exposure
The University of Guam's Global Learning and Engagement office welcomed nine students from Shibaura Institute of Technology in Japan for a four-day leadership program from Aug. 9 to 12, raising the number of foreign students participating in short-term programs that also help UOG promote Guam.
The program was made possible through a nearly $20,000 grant
to UOG GLE from the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. The grant covered airfare, transportation, meals, and lodging for the students.
The students stayed at the UOG Residence Halls for the duration of their stay and participated in various activities and tours during their program.
They visited the Guam Museum, Guam Green Growth Makerspace and Wednesday Night Market in the Chamorro Village and other Guam attractions. Their class time consisted of leadership and team-building activities as well as English and cultural lessons.
The visit adds to a growing list of foreign students visiting Guam through short-term programs UOG offers.
This past summer, UOG’s Global Learning and Engagement office welcomed 600-plus students who participated in its English Adventure Program from 25 universities.
“They help promote Guam through their experiences in our program which they share with other students at their respective school, friends, family and colleagues,” said Luigi Bansil, outreach coordinator for GLE.
UOG’s English Adventure Program received the Innovation and Excellence in International Education Award issued by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in 2018.