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交換留学生歓迎会

1月6日夜7時から、サロンで今学期の交換留学生の歓迎会を開きました。今学期の交換留学生は10人ですが、到着後2〜3日目で連絡が上手く行かず6名の参加でした。学生たちは、思いがけない地域の方々と在校生の歓迎を受けて感激したようです。雪のないフロリダから来た4人から、さっそく歓迎会のリポートをいただきましたので紹介します。

The first week has passed us all by and we have thoroughly enjoyed all of the excitement. Everyone at IUJ has been very kind, supportive, and most of all welcoming to all the new exchange students. Though the weather here at IUJ is very different from Florida, we have enjoyed the change (especially because we can play in the snow). Takeda-san has made our transition very easy and was kind enough to invite us to two events sponsored by UMEX.

On January 6th, we celebrated the reopening of the UMEX salon, as well as welcoming the exchange students. We were greeted by Takeda-san once we arrived and put on our nametags. We introduced ourselves to the regular members of UMEX, and then enjoyed socializing with our new friends. Amy-san made a new friend with Emi-san - they were an easy match, as their names sound very similar. Everyone was very kind and shared with us all the exciting events that occur in the Niigata prefecture.

Shinoda-san brought in her sake set and gave us all a taste of the sake. She carefully filled the cup three times, and then we turned the cup three times in our hands, and finally enjoyed the sake. Some of us were lucky enough to enjoy more than one serving! There was also a lot of food to enjoy, from chicken to sushi, as well as many sweets. Shinoda-san also prepared Japanese tea - - everyone enjoyed at least one taste.

Takeda-san notified us as to the many events that occur during the winter term here at IUJ. We are all looking forward to the snow festival where we will be entertained by performers and enjoy the magnificent ice sculptures.

Jonathon/Jennifer/Amy/Sharee

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UMEX うおぬま国際交流協会
夢っくすサロン(国際大学第3学生寮1階)  [地図]
(土曜:13:00〜15:00)
事務局:〒949-6609 新潟県南魚沼市八幡35-7

TEL: 025-779-1520
FAX: 025-779-1520
E-Mail: office@umex.ne.jp