Montana State University


Okinawa Global Leadership Program

This exciting and intensive learning institute provides participants with an opportunity to improve their English skills, prepare for participation at academic conferences in English-speaking countries, and enjoy some of the American West’s finest outdoor activities. English instruction during the program will focus on improving speaking, listening, and writing skills. Classes will specifically target improving general conversation with question and debate skills, using colloquial English, understanding American culture through homestays and volunteering in the community, giving presentations in English, and an introduction to leadership.


                             Team Building exercise with Josh Meyer                                 Participants enjoyed a "5 Year Vision" Luncheon with MSU President Cruzado                                                                                                                                                                               and  Dr. David Singel



In addition to classroom instruction, program participants will visit the world famous Museum of the Rockies and go to Yellowstone National Park, one of the world's most geologically diverse and famous natural landscapes. The students will also get the chance to experience the local Bozeman community in the unique form of Homestays. Homestays place the students in the homes of community members and allow them to be immersed in American Culture. If you are interested in becoming a homestay family, please contact the program director, Janelle Rasmussen below.

This exciting English and Leadership training institute offered through the Office of International Programs (OIP) Training and Special Programs Division at Montana State University (MSU), for the Okinawa Board of Education (BOE).

Special thanks to the Bozeman Public Schools and the A.C.E. Language Institute!


For more information, please contact MSU's Director, Training and Special Programs, Janelle Rasmussen at or 1.406.994.7602.