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Friends Across the Sea

Friends Across the Sea students use the Gather.Town platform

Friends Across the Sea (Spring 2022)

Friends Across the Sea is a custom-designed online 6-week program connecting students from three Japanese universities with University of Tennessee students. 

International students practice English communication proficiency with their American peers through such means as:

  • Communications skills
  • Friendship
  • Virtual shared campus videos made by international student teams—”Where do you study?” What is your favorite place on campus?” “What does the gym look like?”
  • Project-based learning (PBL) design
  • Conversation about friends, family, food, traditions, and ambitions for the future

Throughout the program, students use remote tools such as Google Drive, FlipGrid (TM), and Gather.Town.

This program is available for custom design and delivery. Contact us at eli@utk.edu to find out more.