New Student Orientation - Freshman Seminar

This past weekend, NIU held its annual Freshman Seminar for new students. It is an opportunity for new students to see some of the best places in Sasebo while getting to know each other. This year's itinerary showcased some of Sasebo's natural beauty.

  • Visit to the observation deck atop Mt. Yumihari, overlooking Sasebo and the Saikai National Marine Park (aka the 99 Islands)
  • Lunch at the 99 Islands Hotel
  • Visit to the Pear Sea 99 Islands Resort and aquarium 
  • Ocean cruise around the 99 Islands

Summer Study Abroad Orientation

Over the course of the semester, NIU has been conducting a series of orientation sessions  for students who will participate in our one month summer English study abroad program at Troy University. The most recent one was held yesterday. Topics covered included:

  • Avoiding and coping with signs of culture shock
  • Making the most of one's experience
  • Safety and general precautions while abroad
  • Filling out the ESTA

With only a few weeks left until their departure, students are eager to pack their bags and go.