The Seattle University International Student Center is wrapping up a busy summer, hosting 18 Japanese Fukuoka University Faculty of Law students. The program brings a new batch of first year college students majoring in Business Law from Japan to Seattle each summer for brief ESL instruction and a cadre of site visits to prominent Seattle businesses and places of interest.
While in Seattle students stay one night on campus before embarking on two-week home stays where they get an opportunity to live with Seattle families. During their time here, they have visited Nintendo, the Japanese Consulate, the Greater Trade Development Alliance, the Law Firm of Lane Powell, PC and the King County and Federal District Courthouses.
The students also get a business lecture from Professor Ben Kim from the Albers School of Business & Economics, a Law lecture from Professor Mark Chinen of the Seattle University School of Law and spend time with Dr. Victoria Jones, Associate Provost for Global Engagement. Several other dignitaries and scholars met with the students, including: King County Courthouse Judge Mary Yu, Washington State Representative Bob Hasegawa and King 5 News Anchor Lori Matsukawa.
The students will return to Japan in early September.