Experience Japan at GCC

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 12:30 p.m.

What:Experience Japan at GCC

When:Thursday, November 14, 2013, 12:30 p.m.

Where:Genesee Community College Batavia Campus ~ Conable Technology Building, Room T102
One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020

Who:Open to the Public


Background: The community is invited to hear firsthand about Japanese holidays, culture and landmarks from Japanese students who are attending GCC. The Experience Japan lecture on Thursday, November 14, 2013 will also include a presentation by GCC Director of Video/Telecommunications Barry Chow. The talk begins at 12:30 p.m. in Room T102 of the Conable Technology Building on the Batavia Campus. It is sponsored by GCC’s Global Education Committee and Student Government Association.

Five GCC students from Japan will share personal experiences from their country and culture. They include:

  • Yuuki Sasao, Strange Country, Japan
  • Ayaka Yamaguchi, Famous Sightseeing Sites in Japan
  • Mizuki Maeda, Coming of Age
  • Mai Wantanabe, Famous Holidays Celebrated in Japan
  • Shiori Naya, Let Me Introduce a Young Girl from Osaka

“Genesee Community College is blessed to have a number of international students who bring great diversity to our campus community,” Dr. Karin Kovach-Allen, dean of Human Communications and Behavior said. “Learning about another country and culture through the experiences of a native enhances the experience immeasurably. We’re grateful our Japanese students are willing to share their personal observations of their homeland.”

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