Farewell to our visiting Japanese students
The Meiji Gakuin students deserve to be warmly congratulated on their fantastic achievement during their recent English and legal studies study tour at the Adelaide Law School and the University of Adelaide. On Thursday 6th February, a dinner provided the perfect occasion to enjoy a meal with the students and their host families.
During the official proceedings opened by Grant Packer, Director of studies of the English Language Centre, Cornelia Koch, coordinator of the law program of the study tour, thanked the students and bid them farewell. Karen Tanaka, one of the Meiji Gakuin students, provided a very insightful account of their wonderful time at the University of Adelaide and with their family and did so without any notes! Then, each students proudly accepted their certificate.
Living and studying in Australia, a foreign country for these students, for close to five months and for some the first time that they left Japan is no small feat. They also studied law in the English language and successfully completed legal tasks in writing and orally in English.
These students spent the last three weeks of their language and legal studies study tour learning about law and visiting the law firm MinterEllison, to the South Australian Courts (SC, DC, Mags), the Adelaide Law Library and the Parliament of South Australia.
Students learnt about the 17th century inspired clothing that judges and barristers wear, the peculiar beast that is the European Union and the question whether space tourists classify as astronauts.
We have learnt a lot from you too, from the Japanese legal system to the real existence of sushi trains!
The Adelaide Law School is sad to see the students go but, thanks to this wonderful cohort, is already looking forward to the next cohort !