Mr. Venushka Thisara Dharmasiri from Sri Lanka and Mr. Moloud Abdar from Iran were invited by the third grade students of Ikki elementary school in Aizu Wakamatsu city on February 17th, 2017. Mr. Hayato Watanabe, 2nd undergrad student and Mr. Soki Uchida, 1st undergrad student also helped the activity as translators. First, those international students introduced their culture such as greetings, traditional foods, games, tourist spots and school life. The elementary school students became interested in the differences between Japan and foreign countries. During the class, elementary school students enjoyed playing the Sri Lankan traditional game. At the end of the class, the students expressed appreciation to the international students by saying "thank you" in their foreign languages.
UoA international students actively get involved with the local community, and Office for Strategy of International Programs will keep providing such activities in the future.