Red Rocks Community College News Release

Red Rocks Community College
News Release
More information: Kim Rein
March 27, 2013          


RRCC hosts Japanese exchange students
International students learn English while enriching their cultural experience

LAKEWOOD, CO – Red Rocks Community College hosted one teacher and 11 students in a study abroad program from Tsuruoka, a city in the Shonai region of the Yamagata prefecture of Japan.

During the two weeks, students stayed with host families, improved their language skills, took classes at RRCC and went on excursions around the Denver metro area and the Colorado Mountains to get a sense of the culture and scenery. After arriving on March 7, the students explored the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Red Rocks Amphitheater, downtown Golden, Boulder, and the Colorado Adventure Park.

“The Tsuruoka Study Abroad Program was an enormous success again this year!” said International Services Support Coordinator Dylan Stone. “All the students had a great time learning about the culture and higher education of the United States while improving their English language skills and partaking in a life changing adventure. Many of the students said they would like to come back, and some of them did not want to leave; which is a direct reflection of the excellent experience we were able to provide for them here.”

After studying at a U.S. school like Red Rocks, exchange students with the proper visas have the opportunity to begin a bachelor’s degree, associate degree, or certificate program within the United States. RRCC’s Intensive English Language Program gives international students a direct path to American higher education without additional coursework in the English language to prepare for the TOEFL English language proficiency test.

More about Red Rocks Community College: Red Rocks Community College has delivered quality education to students of all ages and backgrounds since 1969. RRCC offers more than 300 programs culminating in a two-year degree or professional certificate and serve over 14,000 students per year at two campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada. For further information please see

More about Red Rocks’ international program: With affordable tuition, a clean, safe, and modern campus, and a variety of two-year associate degrees available, RRCC’s education is conducive to helping international students learn English to advance their careers both abroad and in the United States. The programs offered also provide a springboard to further education within the U.S. For more information, please visit

RRCC hosts Tsuruoka exchange students