Bright Lights goes international! Make friends globally and share your interests with international students attending Bright Lights to learn the American culture and sharpen their English skills.
Bright Lights began its international exchange program in 2002 with Senshu Matsudo University Junior High School, a private middle school in the suburb of Tokyo.
These dynamic Bright Lights classes are specially selected to encourage a natural cultural exchange through activities, science experiments, and fine arts projects. This exchange provides a unique educational and cultural experience, builds friendships, and fosters an understanding of the world. Coordinated by Barb Highstreet, who traveled to Japan in 2003 as part of a Fulbright teacher exchange program, local students will have an unparalleled international experience without leaving Lincoln.
Approximately 65 Japanese students and 75 American middle school students will take classes together June 16-20, 2014, from 9 am-noon at Lux Middle School, 7800 High Street (near 79th and Van Dorn).
What people are saying about the International Program:
- "Meeting the Japanese students this year opened up a new door for our son. He thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them and learn about their lives in Japan. Being able to devote extended time to the projects they worked on in class allowed him to have a sense of accomplishment and growth in the skills taught in class. He would love to come back again next year."
- "Absolutely loved the experience with the American and Japanese students. There is no greater experience than watching the youth of two different cultures come together, share and communicate with other."
- "This was one of my best Bright Lights experiences so far. The kids were a very engaging class that challenged themselves musically while at the same time connecting with the students from Japan. They were great hosts and enjoyed making music together."
2014 Class List Coming Soon!