On September 19th, students in the first year had a lecture on international understanding 2. They shared the ideas about events which they think will lead to the intercultural understanding in the local area. Then they got information about what kind of international events Saijo City offer to its citizens.
The following are a students' responses to the question "What's your dream vacation?"
★ My dream vacation is to go to Bolivia. I want to go to Salar de Uyuni. It is so beautiful. I want to go there with my family. I want to walk on the lake and I want to take a lot of pictures.
★ I want to go to the South Pole. I want to go there with my friends. I believe I can enjoy the view there. I want to watch unique animals, too. But I don't want to feel cold.
The following are students' responses to the question "What's your dream vacation?"
★ I want to go to space. I want to experience zero gravity. I want to "swim." I am going to go to space with my brother. We are going to be "Space brothers."
★ I want to go to Miyagi and Iwate on my birthday. I want to go with my friends. I want to visit many places drawn in "Haikyu," which features high school volleyball players. I want to enjoy talking and experience Haikyu's world. I hope this plan will be true.
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.