2018年7月

20180708_CHAWA川越散策イベント開催! [2018年07月12日(木)]

2018年7月8日(日)

CHAWA川越散策イベントが開催されました!
参加者は留学生8名・日本人学生14名(CHAWA含)、計22名と大勢の方にご参加いただけました:)

川越市駅から出発!
まずは川越のシンボル的存在の「時の鐘」に向かいました。
時の鐘とは江戸時代初頭から庶民に親しまれてきた鐘つき堂です。火災により通算4回立て替えられながらもなお城下の頃の面影を残し、環境省の「残したい“日本の音風景100選”」に認定されています。木造で3層のやぐらで高さは約16メートル。午前6時・正午・午後3時・午後6時の1日4回美しい鐘の音で時を知らせます。(参考:小江戸観光協会公式HP)

班ごとの自由行動では蔵造りの町並み「一番街」や「菓子屋横丁」などを巡り、ショッピングや写真撮影、食べ歩きを楽しみました♪

最後は揃って「氷川神社」へ!

氷川神社とは6世紀(古墳時代)に大宮氷川神社から分祀されたと言われている大変古い神社で、夫婦の神様を祀っていることから「縁結びの神様」としても親しまれています。夏の名物として縁結びにちなんだ「風鈴回廊」「恋はなび」など様々なイベントが催されています。

 

みな揃って美しい風景を余すところなく堪能できたようでした♪


【今後のCHAWAイベント】

8/4-8/5「望秀お泊まりイベント」
花火、浴衣着付け、うちわづくりや宝さがしなど楽しいレクリエーションを行う予定です!
ご興味のある方は是非ご参加ください:)

 

SSIP2018_DAY17.Mon_July9 [2018年07月11日(水)]

Today was the culmination of all the Cross-Cultural Workshops! Each group presented a few advertisements they had found interesting. They explained what was unique or eye-catching about the ads and analyzed them to suggest what the target audience may have been. It was amazing to see the hard work and teamwork of each group.

 

 

Afterwards, we had our Closing Ceremony. Chancellor Mariko Bando gave a speech to kick it off, before we presented each student with a Certificate of Completion. There was also a special recognition for Ommura-sensei and for the interns. Two SSIP participants (Kate Pensak and Erina Gudono) each gave a short speech about their experience this summer.

  

  

  

  

   

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The farewell party came next. Chancellor Bando gave a toast to start the party and we all mingled with each other. The food was good and the company was better! It seemed that almost nobody could believe that SSIP was finally ending.

 

 

 

 

One of the interns, Ike, put on the recap video she had been working on for the last few weeks. It featured videos and pictures from the whole program and let us reflect a bit on all that had happened. The video was put together very well and enjoyable to watch. It’ll be nice to keep that video around to look at later on as well!

 

 

Finally, we passed the mic around to give each person the chance to speak a few words. Many people cried as they talked about how much fun they had and how other people had done so much for them. It was extremely moving. Even the coldest among us had to fight to hold back tears.

 

We thought that was the end, but it was not so! That night, almost all the international students along with the interns, Kurakata-san, and a CCW/JS participant met up at McDonald’s to eat Gudetama McFlurries together. It was a nice last moment. We stayed in McDonald’s until they asked us to leave since it was late!

Emiri, one of the interns, passed around earrings (both pierce and clip-on ones) that she had made, making for a great final omiyage for everyone! Even Kurakata-san received a pair. It was a memorable night. I’ll miss everyone.

SSIP2018_DAY16.Sun_July8 [2018年07月10日(火)]

It was an early day for all of us with breakfast starting at 7:00AM in Tomei! We ate together before packing up and cleaning the facilities.

 

We left around 9:00AM and headed off to Kamakura. The first stop was Kotoku-in, where the Big Buddha (daibutsu) was located. For 20 yen, we could also head inside the Big Buddha. It was interesting to see how the structure was built from the inside, but also extremely hot and humid!

Next, we went to a place called Ajitei, where we were able to enjoy a delicious meal set consisting of chicken and rice, sashimi, tofu cooked in various ways, and shrimp, among other foods. It was fun and delicious.

We got back on the bus to head to a different part of Kamakura. We got off at a point close to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, the most important shrine in Kamakura. Tanabata (Star Festival) decorations were everywhere, adding extra flair and beauty to the shrine. Many of us then headed off to Komachi-dori, the main shopping street in Kamakura. There was a matcha ice cream shop that offered several different levels of matcha, just like the location in Asakusa. There was also a delicious crepe store called Kokuriko Crepe. Other than great food, there were various cute stores along the street that sold things varying from clothes to handkerchiefs and souvenirs.

 

After exploring Kamakura for a while, we headed back to Showa, and then to Kawasaki Daiichi Hotel in Mizonokuchi. The accommodations are very nice and comfortable. The end of the program is approaching!

 

SSIP2018_DAY15.Sat_July7 [2018年07月09日(月)]

We started the day with a great breakfast in the cafeteria in Tomei Gakurin! Difficult as it was to get up, the breakfast gave us the energy we needed for the day.

 

 

Today was a full Cross-Cultural Workshop day! For the first part, students broke up into their groups to work on their presentation together. After lunch, each group had 15 minutes to practice their presentation in front of Ommura-sensei and Yamazaki-san.

 

 

 

Since this was the last chance to put the finishing touches on their project, everyone did their best. The final project presentations will be a sight to behold!

 

 

After dinner, we went outside to the parking lot to light fireworks together. It was fun trying the different kinds of sparklers, finding friends, and taking pictures together with them! There were a few big fireworks that created larger and brighter sparks than the others, but the best part truly was the people. What a day!

 

 

 

 

SSIP2018_DAY14.Fri_July6 [2018年07月06日(金)]

We checked out from the National Olympic Memorial Youth Center for the last time today! Then, we took a bus to the National Theatre to see a kabuki performance. For most of us, it was the first time we were seeing kabuki. Before the performance, the meaning behind certain sounds and movements during kabuki were explained to make it easier for the audience to understand. Luckily, there was an English earphone guide for those of us that did not speak Japanese! After having a kabuki lecture last week, it was interesting to see what the performance was really like. One of the most interesting moments was when 7 extra kabuki actors ran onto the stage to serve as the 7 other heads of the 8-headed serpent villain. We sure didn’t see that coming!

We went back to Showa to eat lunch and grab our belongings before heading off to Tomei Gakurin, Showa’s “off-campus training facility”! The bus ride was almost 2 hours long, but people got in some well-deserved sleep and chatted with everyone else. At Tomei Gakurin, the highlight of the day was dinner. Everyone helped serve each other and said “itadakimasu” before eating. Dessert was served soon after, with a “gochisousama deshita” to follow. Then, everyone helped clean up and put away the dishes. It was amazing to see the teamwork that came from the students!

 

 

  

 

SSIP2018_DAY13.Wed_July4 [2018年07月04日(水)]

Lecture on Bento & Cooking Class
Cross-Cultural Workshop ⑨⑩

Today, Akiyama-sensei gave a lecture on the history of bento, as well as diving into recent bento developments, like more advanced boxes that can keep food hot for hours. She also talked about different variations of bento, like kyara-ben (character bento). After the lecture, we went into the kitchen to make a Pikachu kyara-ben for ourselves!

 

There were several different components to the bento. Rice wrapped in egg was used to make the yellow face, seaweed for the eyes, nose, and dark part of the ears, ham for the cheeks and mouth, and cheese for the ears and white part of the eyes. We also made octopus-shaped sausage and rabbit-shaped apples for the bento. It was fun to make food together, if a bit difficult! The food wasn’t too bad either.

 

After a break, we had 2 more sessions of Cross-Cultural Workshop. Instead of working at the usual Global Lounge, students went to a computer room to work on their projects with their group members. It was a fruitful day!

 

SSIP2018_DAY12.Tues_July3 [2018年07月03日(火)]

Check out from Ohashi Kaikan
Lecture on Religious Views
Lecture on Design
Special Lecture on North Korea, China, US – a Japanese View
Check back in to Olympic Center

The day began with a session on religious views in Japan. Lecturer Yoshimitsu Fujimori provided an overview of the different ways religion may manifest itself in Japan and compared religious beliefs/practices in Japan with those of other countries. This particular lecture was also very interesting for the Showa students, who were able to learn more about how Japan’s religious practices may be viewed from a foreign perspective.

After this lecture, the students moved on to a more hands-on session, a class on Japanese design led by Lecturer Daisuke Ishii. This session was more like a conversation, with dialogue passing between Ishii-sensei and the students. A fun portion of the lecture involved the students drawing whatever image that comes to mind when sensei said a certain word (e.g. “sorrow”). So the students not only learned about the basics of Japanese design, but they also saw how design was already influencing their own perspectives!

The final lecture for the day was a special lecture on North Korea, China, US, and the Japanese perspective on these international relations. It was essentially a Q&A session with Ichiro-Fujisaki, former Japanese Ambassador to the US.

After this day of gaining expert knowledge and discussing their own thoughts, the students were dismissed for the day. When they return, they will get a chance to learn about and make Japanese bento!

2018年度 第2回せたがや交流ラウンジ開催 [2018年07月03日(火)]

6月30日(土)14:00~16:00 北沢タウンホールにて今年度第2回せたがや交流ラウンジが開かれました。

●せたがや交流ラウンジとは…

様々な国から日本に学びに来ている留学生が、各テーマに対する母国と日本との比較をプレゼンテーションし、「せたがや」の現状と可能性をグループごとに語り合い、参加者間でシェアするものです。

今回のテーマは「外国人が思う日本の不思議な文化」
駒沢大学、明治大学、昭和女子大学から計7名の留学生が参加、世田谷区民の方々とディスカッションを行いました。

 

日本のコンビニの24時間営業、街の喫煙スペース、ラーメンを食べる時に音を出すか出さないかの違いなどなど、様々な場面での不思議な光景について話し合いながら楽しい時間を過ごしました。

グループを変えながら、地域の方々とじっくりと交流を深められたようです。


【今後の予定】

2018年度第3回せたがや交流ラウンジ

テーマ:「世界の子どもと遊び」

日時:10月25日(木)18:00~20:00(開場17:45)

場所:昭和女子大学 グローバルラウンジ

ぜひお越しください!

CHAWAソフィアディナーイベント開催! [2018年07月02日(月)]

2018年6月20日(水)5限後18時よりソフィアにてCHAWAディナーイベントが開催されました。
留学生16名・日本人学生14名・CHAWA10名と沢山の方にご参加いただけました♪
その様子を写真と共にご紹介いたします!


まずは自己紹介の後、みんなでディナータイム!
ピザ、お寿司、たこ焼き、から揚げやフライドポテトなど美味しそうな食事が並びます♪

 

グループごとにテーブルを囲み、食事をします。
皆笑顔で和気あいあいとした雰囲気♪

お腹を満たした後はレクリエーション!
小グループに分かれて対抗戦を行います。
種目はクイズ・お題ビンゴ・伝言ゲームの三つで勝負!

皆全力で挑みます!

美味しいごはんを囲んで沢山お話ししたことで、より皆の距離が縮まったようです♪


今後のCHAWAイベント

7/8(日)「川越散策イベント」9:00~
→申込締切7/4(水)

8/4-5(土・日)「望秀お泊まりイベント」
→申込締切7/13(金)

参加希望の方は下記の通りお申し込みください♪

宛先:ciestaff@swu.ac.jp
件名:「イベント名」
本文:
1.学籍番号
2.氏名
3.学科/学年
4.携帯番号
5.年齢(イベント日当日時点)

皆さまのご参加をお待ちしております!

ライス大学交流会開催! [2018年07月02日(月)]

2018年5月31日(木)本学の指定日本語学校である長沼スクールの夏季日本研修に留学生として参加している米国テキサス州ライス大学の学生、14名が本学で日本の教育現場を一日体験しました。
同研修は日本語の授業に加え、日本社会を様々な視点で知る校外活動で構成されており、その活動の一つに本学での教育現場体験が組み込まれたものです。

 

まず訪れたのは本学初等部。英語・図工・読書などの授業を参観しました。英語の授業では生徒からの英語での質問に英語で回答をしたり、逆に生徒に日本語で質問してみたりと、様々な試みが行われました。

お昼休みには本学学生とのランチ交流会も行われ、レクリエーションを行い交流を深めました。

午後には日本語日本文学科の植松先生の授業交流会にも参加、 本学学生と日本語で「良い先生とは?」というテーマでグループディスカッション、プレゼンテーションを行いました。

わずか一日ではありましたが、双方にとって貴重な国際交流の場となりました。