ERIC Number: ED306857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb-24
Reference Count: N/A
Wright State University International Student Exchange Program.
Nixon, Harold L.
The Wright State University International Student Exchange Program is described. This school's approach to student exchange programs immerses students in the daily life of countries in Asia and South America at minimal cost to the participating institutions. Through exchange agreements with universities in Japan, Brazil, and China, students get 4 weeks of life and study in a non-Western nation. From 15 to 20 of the best students are chosen a year in advance for each country. Through this program, over 200 students have traveled abroad and over 300 foreign students have visited Wright State. Participants must complete a required language course and a cultural preparation course before going. The host university offers 2 weeks of intensive language and cultural study and related field trips. Students live with native families for the second 2 weeks and are immersed in daily life. The last 3 days are spent in the country's largest city without any host assistance. Concurrently, host institution students participate in a similar program at Wright State. Students who participate are called Student Ambassadors and are prompted to see themselves as representatives of their country and educational institution. The program is evaluated annually by participating students and American host families. Statistics on the program, a copy of an article about the program, and a Wright State University newsletter describing the program are appended. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wright State Univ., Dayton, OH.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Brazil; China; Japan