On September 13th, 1st year students had a lecture about international understanding. A lecturer from Saijo City Hall talked about a local community with foreigners. Students thought about what they can do to build a city where both local and forein citizens respect cultures with each other.
On September 11th, Wednesday, two exchange students who are studying at the graduate school of Kyoto University visited us. They are now staying at Kanbe and Senjo respectively for their research study. A student from Vietnam is studying Japanese culture, and a French student is working on local resources. ESS international understanding club students introduced popular sweets shops in Saijo. They had a pleasant interaction.
The following is a student's response to the question "What's your dream vacation?"
I want to go to Hawaii with someone I love in the future. My birthday is in winter, so I want to go to Hawaii because it is warm. I think that there is a beautiful sea. I want to try some local food. I have never been abroad. So I want to go abroad.
The following is a student's response to the question "What is your dream?"
I want to become a parkour performer and to build a big parkour gym in Ehime. To make my dream come true, I practice various techniques so hard. It's sometimes difficult and dangerous, but I can't stop playing parkour. I'm so fascinated by parkour. My first meeting with parkour was a Japanese action movie. I felt in love with that cool performances at first sight. I want to try to spread it in Japan. When I succeed, I will get supremely happy.
On September 9th, Monday, students who took part in the science technology tour(Kanto and Kansai area) made a presentation about what they learned at the institutions, laboratories, universites and so on.
Kanto Course: Students visited National Musium of Science, Tsukuba Space Center, NIMS(National Institutions for Materials Science), Nippon Steel Kashima Plant, Tokyo University and so on.
Kansai Course: Students visited Hanashin Awaji Earthquake Memorial Center/Human and Disaster Prevention Future Center, RIKEN, SSH Students' Presentation Contest, Osaka University, Nojima Fault Awaji Preservation Museum and so on.