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Riverside Spring 2013
Japanese Students visit Miller Middle School
|Weather During Tour Months|
|Record high °C||33||37||44||45|
|Average high °C||20.4||22.1||33.9||32.7|
|Average low °C||7.8||9.1||18.4||17.5|
|Record low °C||−3||−2||9||6|
Riverside is a medium sized city about a 1 hour drive east of Los Angeles. During February, the weather is usually very pleasant and sunny and the air is refreshingly cool and clear. The downtown area around the church offers a nice classic California atmosphere with palm trees and, mission style architecture and the very beautiful Mission Inn Hotel which is the place where President Richard Nixon was married. Riverside was the last stop on the train from Chicago to Los Angeles in the old days and was mostly covered with thousands and thousands of orange trees. Many people stopped in Riverside for a break from the long train ride and stayed at the beautiful Mission Inn Hotel. Today the Mission Inn is the center of the downtown area which has a very strong California feel to it with several beautiful buildings with classic style California-mission architecture as well tall, beautiful palm trees. There is much beautiful natural scenery around Riverside. It is on the edge of the Mojave Desert and even in the winter it is usually pleasant and warm, even though it is often surrounded by snowcapped mountains. To the north is beautiful Mt. Baldy which towers over the San Gabriel and Riverside.
RIVERSIDE SCHOOL LOCATION: Grove Community Church. The Grove Community Church is located in the Mission Grove area of Riverside. It is a large non-demoninational church. Many of the host families attend the church. The Grove has excellent classroom facilities and space for our NAST group to use several differnt classrooms. There is also lots of space around to for students to play soccer, baseball and frisbee--and of course lots of beautiful Southern California sunshine to enjoy it all.
I felt this was an especially precious experience.
|参加者||Ms. K--, 2003 ／ Aichi Gakuin Student|
My host family was always thinking about me warmly.
|参加者||Ms. Kondo ／ 淑徳大学 健康医療科学部２年生|
|参加ツアー||Spring 2014 Riverside Tour|
Poster Presentation on host family: To do this you will need to interview and find out as many interesting things as you can about your host family: Where were they born? How did they meet? What their favorite TV show? Where they went on their honeymoon? You wiil then put all this information onto a poster and make a presentation to the other students in your class about your host family.
Cross Cultural Project & Preparation for Elderly home visit: Our two main projects this week are the visit to the elderly home and the US-Japan cross cultural project where you will investigate a particualr area of culture of interview your host family and other local citizens and present your findings to the class. Some possible areas include education, food, television etc. For the elderly home visit, you will have a worksheet which will ask you to interview at least 2 elderly residents and find out as much information as you can about them. We will then share our experiences with the rest of our classmates.
Junior High School Visit: The main event of the third week will be our visit to the junior high school where you and a team of Japanese students will make a 50-minute presentation of Japanese culture to several different American junior high school classese. Although difficult, this will be an excellent chance to practice your communicative English speaking skills.
Sayonara Party: The last main event will involve preparing for and practicing for the Sayonara Party. The sayonara party is in essence a mini Japanese Cultural Festival where you will be able to share and present various part of Japanese culture with your host family. There will also be a stage presentation where you will perform a few skits and speeches in front of your host family which will be another chance to practice your communicative English speaking skills.