On Thursday, October 25, President Carmen Ambar of Oberlin College, in the U. S. state of Ohio, led a delegation which visited J. F. Oberlin University’s Machida Campus, and the delegation paid a courtesy call on the university’s President Hiroaki Hatayama, Vice-president Yoshiro Tanaka, and College of Global Communication Dean Masayuki Adachi.
J. F. Oberlin University’s founder, Reverend Yasuzo Shimizu, attended Oberlin College as a graduate student, and Oberlin College has for several decades been sending teachers and students to J. F. Oberlin University through a program run by the non-profit Oberlin Shansi organization. Oberlin Shansi currently provides three English teachers to J. F. Oberlin for two-year terms.
The recent visit grew out of an e-mail correspondence between President Hatayama and President Ambar. Accompanied by the three current Oberlin Shansi fellows and several of their students, the delegation took a tour of Machida Campus.
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