This summer, the American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI Chico) will be hosting fifteen students from NIC International College in Tokyo, Japan. These students will be taking part in the nineteenth annual Summer Bridge Program on the California State University, Chico campus, and are scheduled to arrive in Chico on June 23, 2010.
The Summer Bridge Program consists of an intensive, six-week schedule of the English language and culture, as well as academic preparation courses. The courses, presented according to each student’s skill level, will enable the visiting students an opportunity to learn English and prepare for academic study, as most of the students hope to meet the language requirement for admission to Chico State, Butte College, or Shasta College.
While in Chico, the students will stay at Whitney Hall on the Chico State campus in order to experience what it is like to live on a residential campus. Additionally, in order to fully immerse the students in the local culture, ALCI Student Services Coordinator, Yuki Watanabe Rojas, has developed a full schedule of community activities for the students to take part in. These activities will take place both in Chico and around the rest of Northern California.
“We are happy to host our NIC friends again. The students enjoy this slice of student life, participating in an American university classroom, and taking part in the Chico Experience,” says ALCI Director William Dantona.
For more info: Visit ALCI’s Web site.