Two Japanese students observe Haller Science teachers Roel Ubungen and Scott Rice conduct a dry ice experiment. Twenty-two Japanese students visited Arlington to experience how students learn in America.

Two Japanese students observe Haller Science teachers Roel Ubungen and Scott Rice conduct a dry ice experiment. Twenty-two Japanese students visited Arlington to experience how students learn in America.

Japanese students experience what it’s like to be a Haller Middle School student

ARLINGTON- Twenty-two Japanese teenagers spent March 28-29 experiencing what it’s like to be a Haller Middle School student.

The kids from Kagoshima on the southernmost tip of Japan shadowed Haller leadership students as they ate lunch, attended class and participated in school activities. One of those activities included dry ice science experiment in the Haller courtyard.

The students stayed with host families while in Arlington. The foreign students said the best part of the visit was spending time with the Haller youth and their families. 

“The Japanese students are surprised to see so many stars in the sky in Arlington since they can’t see them very well where they live in Japan,” said Karen Edwards with Cultural Homestay International, the group that organized the visit. “They also like seeing all the grass. They live in flats, or apartments, in Japan and don’t have much grass where they live. It’s truly a unique experience for them.”

The students also met with Mayor Barb Tolbert to hear about Arlington’s form of government, and comparing cultural and community events.

Another group of Japanese students will be visiting the area this summer.

Two Japanese students observe Haller Science teachers Roel Ubungen and Scott Rice conduct a dry ice experiment. Twenty-two Japanese students visited Arlington to experience how students learn in America.

Two Japanese students observe Haller Science teachers Roel Ubungen and Scott Rice conduct a dry ice experiment. Twenty-two Japanese students visited Arlington to experience how students learn in America.

More in Life

Splish Splash a blast for kids in Marysville (slide show)

MARYSVILLE – We are still working on a story for the Splish… Continue reading

Thousands watch Marysville Strawberry Festival Grand Parade

MARYSVILLE – Thousands upon thousands of fans lined State Avenue and Third… Continue reading

New partnership boosts turnout for Car Show at Marysville Strawberry Festival

MARYSVILLE – About 140 cars, trucks and motorcycles of all ages, shapes… Continue reading

Good weather brings crowds to Funtastic Carnival

MARYSVILLE – Good weather brought hundreds of ride enthusiasts to the Funtastic… Continue reading

The Rosarians from Portland, Ore., bless the new rose planted in honor of the Maryfest Board of Directors. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)
Maryfest board honored at Rose Planting

MARYSVILLE – The entire Maryfest Board of Directors was honored at the… Continue reading

Vivien Palmer performs a contemporary dance to “Red Violin” at the Marysville Strawberry Festival Talent Show Thursday night at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)
Dancers, singers highlight Talent Show; festival gets busy this weekend (slide show)

MARYSVILLE – Singers and dancers dominated the stage at the Marysville Strawberry… Continue reading

Jazzy cheers for one of the participants in the CTW Combat Pro Wrestling event at the Marysville Strawberry Festival Saturday. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)
Crowds enjoy pro wrestling at Strawberry Festival

MARYSVILLE – Maryfest brought professional wrestling to the Marysville Strawberry Festival for… Continue reading

All types of activities draw people to The Market

MARYSVILLE – A Beatles tribute band and other groups helped draw festival… Continue reading

Teacher Trace Prael gets a big hug from a Mountain View Arts and Tech graduate. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)
MVAT, Tulalip Heritage graduate seniors (slide show)

TULALIP – One speaker after another talked about overcoming obstacles, never giving… Continue reading

Go Cougs! Lakewood graduates 2019 senior class (slide show)

LAKEWOOD – A few weeks ago, Alex Williams played the role of… Continue reading

‘The Zaniac’ gives Marysville Kids Day participants a big hand – actually 2

MARYSVILLE – “The Zaniac” Alex Zerbe had children jumping and dancing around… Continue reading