2003 NSU Homecoming Tour Review

Supported by Norfolk State University, one of the historically blackcolleges and universities in the United States, "Experiencing NSU Homecoming for Japanese People" was held between October 30 and November 3, 2003.

It was the first time for the Japanese participants to see HBCUs. The following is the travel review that the Japanese people experienced.
There is sign-up information for the next Homecoming Tour on the bottom of this page.

Arrival

October 30

The participants arrived to Norfolk International Airport. A NSU staff also came to welcomed them.

Concert

October 30, 9 PM
After checked in a hotel, participants headed to the Homecoming Hip Hop concert.

    NSU Hip Hop Concert was performed by
  • Ying Yang Twins
  • Lil' Mo
  • T.I.

People

October 31 in the Morning
Pep Rally welcomed the Japanese participants.
A reporter from the Virginian Pilot also came to interview the Japanese people.
Miss NSU

Photo Opportunity with Miss NSU 2003-2004. The Japanese participants kept telling the Miss NSU, " You are so Beautiful!"

Welcome

October 31, 5 PM
NSU hosted a welcome dinner for the Japanese people. The Vice President for student affairs, Members of International Students Organization of NSU, and the president of Student Government Association also attended.
Vice President

A participant took a picture with the Vice President for student affairs, Mr. Larry Curtis (right) and Special Assistant to the President, Ms. Jacqueline Curtis (Center).
T-Shirts

The participants hold NSU T-shirts that were given by NSU.

WNSB

The Japanese participants visited the NSU radio station, WNSB. WNSB is one of the popular radio stations in the Hampton Road area.

Cheer Leaders

November 1, 9 AM
Homecoming parade. NSU marching band, Cheer leaders, and high school and youth groups performed in front of the judges. The Japanese participatns were very impressed by the cheer leaders' dance!
parade 1

Wearing the NSU T-shirts, the Japanese people also looked like NSU cheer leaders!

Football Game

November 1, 1 PM
Homecoming Football Game.
NSU V.S. Howard University
parade 3

It was their first time to see the live football game!
Band

Marching bands also entertained the Japanese people. Even though NSU lost the game, the Japanese participants enjoyed and impressed with the game.

The Japanese participants also enjoyed step show, Sunday church service, and gospel performance. All partipants said " I have never had such unique and precious experience before."
Why don't you join for the next year's Homecoming Tour?

If you are international students and thinking about studying at a black college, it will be a great opportunity to see the real life at the black college.

If you are interested in, pleaseSign Up
Signing up is easy. Just e-mail Black College Connection and mention that you are interested in the Homecoming Tour.

We will inform you as soon as we have detailed schedule for the next tour.

2004 NSU Homecoming Tour Sign Upblackcollegeconnect@hotmail.com

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