In Progress:

OYL & J-Exchange

*Ideal for these would be getting the students to send a headshot and using just their first name? 

Ryota Narishige

  • Program: Own Your Life

  • Age: University

  • Valuable Lesson: “Career doesn't always go as planned. It is important not to think too much about the future.”

  • Impression: 英会話だけでなく、考え方や価値観などを学ぶことができました。また、オンラインであったため大学院の研究などと並行して行えた点もよかったです。先生と1:1で話すこともあり、英語の練習にもなりました。オンラインで時間が限られていたこともあり、Google クラスルームの使い方などが分からないこともありましたが、課題もしっかりあったので充実していたとおもいます。

Nanami Adachi

  • Program: Own Your Life

  • Age: University

  • Valuable Lesson: The most valuable lesson was trying new things and keep studying. During this program, I met many brave people. I was so surprised their efforts also the level of English skill. They motivated me. I thought again that I want to keep moving in the future. At first, I will apply this lesson to my job hunting and my least college life. Even in difficult situation because of COVID-19, I will make my own path.

  • Impression: このプログラムではオンライン上で多くの素晴らしい方々とコミュニケーションをとることができました。そのため英語力向上はもちろん、自分の人生を再度見つめ直すきっかけにもなりました。自分の新たな道をこのプログラムを通して見つけ、自分で切り開いてください!

 

Akshaya Seetharam

  • Program: Japan Bound Exchange

  • Age: High School

  • “I thought this program was a really cool opportunity to meet students from another country! Especially for people who are interested in building their cultural competency, this program allows you to approach both your own and another culture with a new perspective.”

Haruka Igarashi

  • Program: Japan Bound Exchange

  • Age: University

  • “If you go through this program, you will definitely get something that make you grow! This program is necessary to live globally in the future.”

Aoi Okuda 

  • Program: Japan Bound Exchange

  • Age: University

  • 他国の文化を知ることはもちろん、他国の文化を通して改めて自分の文化を深く知ることができる

 

GEM/Emerging Mindsets Demos

 

Ami Shimizu

  • Program: GEM Demo

  • I have participated in some workshops like this, but this time was absolutely the most enjoyable and valuable for me. I have had such a wonderful time with them exchanging opinions or share own ideas, also looking at myself and see who I am. I have figured out new parts of me and at the same time, I have been sure what I really like to do through this program. I appreciate providing this opportunity to me, and sharing time with me for 5 days.

 

大橋愛生

  • Program: Emerging Mindsets 

  • 2週間すごく楽しかった。学校の授業中も、今日はグループセッションだなーとか、今日は1対1のセッションだなーとか考えてしまって、話すのがすごく毎回楽しみだった。学校の授業も今こんな状況下だからこそ日本語でもこうゆう授業ができたらと思った。終わってしまったのがとても寂しい。もっと長い期間、もしくはこれがナイトスクールとかの授業でとれたらと思った。

Yoshina Sakaue

  • Program: Emerging Mindsets

  • I learned a lot of things though program was really short time. For example, skills to exchange opinion, to be confident, to spread my perspective, to improve myself, and also English speaking and writing skills. In addition, my dreams and goals for the future became clearer and filled with more confidence!  I also got big motivation, so I want to make efforts for my future dream.

Riko Ohmura

  • Program: Emerging Mindsets

  • Thinking about one's  skills or future goals are an inevitable process to truly understand who we are, and I think this course effectively lead students to think of their unrealized talents and their future dreams.