For one special week each summer, Bright Lights goes international! Camps during this particular week are attended by Nebraska middle school students and also by students visiting from Senshu Matsudo University Junior High School, a private middle school in a suburb of Tokyo.
Bright Lights began its international exchange program with Senshu Matsudo University Junior High School in 2002. The Bright Lights camps during International Week 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 a better understanding of the world. Coordinated by Barb Highstreet, who traveled to Japan as part of a Fulbright teacher exchange program, Nebraska students will have an unparalleled international experience without leaving Lincoln.
Approximately 65 Japanese students and 75 Nebraska middle school students will attend camps together June 12-16, 2023, from 9 AM – 12 PM at Lux Middle School, 7800 High Street. Students should arrive at 8:00 am on Monday, June 12, in order to welcome the Japanese students when they arrive.
Students may choose to take part in an optional afternoon (Thursday, June 15) of bowling at no cost to them. Please read and agree to the Behavioral Expectations for those who Ride Bright Lights Buses prior to attending.