Truman Families Invited to Picnic with Visiting Taiwanese Students

The Institute for Academic Outreach invites families of Truman faculty and staff to join 40 visiting Taiwanese high school students and their teachers for a picnic beginning at 5 p.m. July 19 at the Thousand Hills State Park Point Shelter and continuing until approximately 8 p.m.
The event aims to provide participants the opportunity to interact with American families, practice their English in conversation and play traditional summer picnic games. Families with children are strongly encouraged to bring the whole family, and it is hoped all will join in activities to create some of the atmosphere normally achieved with homestay visits. Food will be served beginning around 5:30 p.m., and families wishing to eat should plan to arrive during the earlier side of the picnic, as food tends to go fast.
Individuals or families planning to participate should RSVP to the Institute no later than 5 p.m. July 15 by calling 660.785.5384 or emailing Jared Young at Please indicate the number of people expected to participate, as well as any food allergies for which the staff should be aware. Vegetarian options are already accounted for in the menu.
Taiwan at Truman hosts alternating classes of male and female students from Zen Del High School each summer for a five-week intensive English language and culture program. The object of the program is to strengthen student confidence in English communication and broaden students’ understanding of American culture.
The Institute appreciates the support of all who are willing to help make this an enriching experience for the students.

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