The ELS University Preparation Summer Program for TOMODACHI Fellows provides college preparation and introduction sessions in the United States to Japanese students who are seriously considering applying to American Universities.
TOMODACHI Fellows of the ELS University Preparation Summer Program 2014
Five TOMODACHI alumni from two programs were awarded the scholarship from Benesse’s ELS International Pathways to USA. From July 20 – August 10, 2014, two students went to Malibu, California’s Pepperdine University and three students attended the Lawrenceville School, one of the elite high school boarding preparatory schools in New Jersey.
The students visited surrounding universities such as Columbia University in New York, Princeton University in New Jersey, Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. They studied SAT vocabulary and English speaking skills based on their English levels. However, their program was not all work – visits to nearby amusements parks, beaches, and other entertainment created opportunities to learn about the local communities and strengthen friendships among other program participants who came from all over the world.
Upon returning, the students have been studying English and researching more schools in their efforts to apply to U.S. colleges. Through targeted programming, TOMODACHI continues to build interest and widen global understanding among students in Japan and the United States.
Special thanks to Delta Airlines for contributing complimentary flights to the participants.
TOMODACHI Fellows of the ELS University Preparation Summer Program 2013
Four students have been selected from Yokohama, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Okinawa in Japan to participate in the ELS Educational Services University Preparation program from Jul 21-Aug 10, 2013.
Offered in Malibu, California, this English language study program provides Japanese students with practical English skills combined with learning about the U.S. university system through in-class subject matter and during tours to area universities such as Pepperdine University, Santa Monica College, Loyola Marymount University, University of Southern California, and University of California. Supervised activities included games and team-building activities, educational field trips and trips to premier shopping and tourist attractions in the area. Students selected to the program received an all-inclusive scholarship to participate in the University Preparation Program.
- For more information on this program, visit the ELS website
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