College Hosts Japanese Visitors

Published 10.20.2004


Japanese visitors join Christine A. Fink, floral-design instructor, at the College's Earth Science Center. (Photo by Deborah C. Books, library%2Fcomputer assistant, School of Natural Resources Management)Five students and a faculty member from the Tsuyama (Japan) National College of Technology visited Penn College from Oct. 10-16, participating in a variety of educational and social/cultural activities during their stay.

At right, the group poses with Christine A. Fink, floral-design instructorin the College's School of Natural Resources Management, after making a Japanese arrangement called "Ikebana" with the Floral Design class. The group also attended lab activities in industrial controls, extrusion, fluid power and astronomy.

The visit is part of an exchange between Tsuyama National College of Technology and Penn College.

During the summer term, Penn College students will visit Japan on a two-week educational trip. Penn College students will spend one week in Tsuyama visiting the college, cultural sites in the area and Hiroshima. The second week of the tour will be based in Osaka, the second-largest city in Japan, with a day trip to Kyoto, a center of traditional Japanese culture.

For more information on the visit and the Japan tour, contact the International Programs Office (SASC, Room 1083) by e-mail or by calling 326-3761, ext. 5257.