Viewpoint School in Calabasas, California, will welcome a group of Japanese student-athletes from Ritsumeikan Uji High School in Kyoto this summer as part of a unique exchange initiative.
From August 10-22, the Japanese youngsters will attend U.S. Culture classes at Viewpoint School to help improve their English language skills and will spend time on the practice field to increase their knowledge of the sport they call American football.
The visit marks the eighth time the progressive Japanese high school has partnered with Texas-based organizer Global Football to bring its students to the United States, but the first time Viewpoint School has hosted the initiative.
The visit also offers a new and exciting experience for local families in the greater Los Angeles area, who will serve as hosts for the Japanese visitors, welcoming them into their homes and helping them explore the region during their stay.
Ritsumeikan Uji High School visit highlights
August 10 Host families meet Japanese students at Viewpoint School
August 11 Daily U.S. Culture classes and football practices begin
August 13 Attend Los Angeles Rams home game vs. Dallas Cowboys
August 14 A day at the beach with host families
August 15 Daily U.S. Culture classes and football practices resume
August 18 Scrimmages
August 19 A day at Disneyland
August 20 Practice, scrimmage and campus tour at UCLA
August 21 Farewell party with host families