MACON, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) – This week 16 middle school students and three chaperones from Kurobe, Japan are visiting Macon-Bibb County. During their stay, they will learn more about American culture and practice their English language skills.
Thursday, Students spent the day visiting Heard Elementary, Rutland Middle, and Rutland High Schools.
While in Macon-Bibb, the Japanese students will stay in the homes of Rutland High School students. The Japanese students will attend classes with their host student to get a firsthand taste of American high school life.
The students will also tour YKK and visit the Tubman Museum, Historic Luther Williams Baseball Field and the Macon-Bibb Government Center.
Students return to Japan on November 10.
The American students who host Japanese students will have the opportunity to travel to Kurobe next fall to meet their host student again.