SSIP2016-DAY1 [2016年06月20日(月)]

多国籍の留学生を昭和女子大学に迎えて行うSSIP(SWU Summer International Program)がスタートしました。今年で4年目に入るこのSWU Summer International Programは海外にある、昭和女子大学の提携校等から留学生が来日し、英語で行われる講義や活動を通じて日本文化や歴史を感じてもらい、本学学生との交流を通じて日本への理解を深めてもらうサマープログラムです。今年は8か国から16人が参加しています。

3週間行われるプログラム運営のインターンシップで来日しているHarvard大学生が日々の活動ブログを書いています。

それでは、前日&1日目をご紹介します♪

 

Monday, June 20

SSIP 2016 begins! Today, 16 students from 8 countries arrived at Showa Women’s University, and moved into their rooms at the National Olympic Memorial Youth Center, near Yoyogi Park. Despite being a little tired from the plane, and overwhelmed by Tokyo hustle and bustle, all the students expressed their excitement at being Japan. Starting tomorrow, the program begins in earnest!

 

Tuesday, June 21

The heavy rain in the morning couldn’t keep spirits down as the students came to Showa’s campus for the first time. The day started with an opening ceremony, featuring speeches by President Kaneko and Chancellor Bando, as well as an introduction of program staff.

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The campus tour, led by SSIP interns, was more than a little soggy, but students enjoyed seeing Showa’s pond, library, and keeping an eye out for the famous gnomes! They finished the afternoon with a welcome party, complete with tasty food and a performance by the Showa Koto Club. A great start to the program!

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