1-3.ハーバード大インターンシップIntern from Harvard Univ

SSIP2015-DAY4 [2015年06月29日(月)]

SSIP4日目は、江戸東京博物館と浅草観光をしてきました。
午前中は江戸東京博物館で前日の講義「日本の歴史」を振り返りながら展示を見学、午後は浅草観光で浅草寺周辺を散策し合羽橋でフードサンプル作りを体験しました。

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July 26th, Friday

Japan Studies:Activity ② Edo-Tokyo Museum
This morning, we headed out to the Edo-Tokyo Museum, where the SSIP participants were able to learn more about the history of Tokyo. There were many interesting artifacts and relics from the past, including life-size recreations of villages, cities, and people. The exhibits were so interesting that many of the students said they didn’t have enough time to explore the whole museum! However, many of them were able to interact with the exhibits, such as carrying hanging fish baskets over their shoulders and sitting on a rickshaw! Other participants spent a good time in the souvenir shop in order to admire and buy the traditional Japanese goods that were available.
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Japan Studies:Activity ③ Asakusa Sightseeing
In the afternoon, participants went to Asakusa to tour the streets and visit the historical Sensoji Temple. Ash Warren led the students on a brief tour of the temple, and afterwards the students were able to draw fortunes and pray. Others stayed near the center to breathe the incense, which is said to be able to heal any physical ailment! After visiting the temple, the students toured around the nearby streets of Asakusa, which were bustling with people. There were many shops in the streets, including stores that had local foods, souvenirs, and traditional wear. Even though it was raining, everyone had fun exploring the streets and trying new foods!

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Afterwards, the students walked a little ways to make food samples. The students were very excited for this opportunity since food sample making is a very popular activity in Japanese culture, with many restaurants using them as a way to show off their menus. With the help of the staff at the food samples store, students either a shrimp or vegetable tempura and heads of lettuce. All of the food looked so realistic, I’m sure everyone was getting hungry just looking at them!

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SSIP2015-DAY3 [2015年06月29日(月)]

SSIP3日目は、日本の伝統文化を満喫する1日でした。
午前中は書道実習の授業に参加し、午後は下田先生の講義で「日本の歴史」を学び、その後合気道部の協力により合気道を体験しました。

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June 25th, Thursday

Japan Studies :Lecture② Japanese Calligraphy

This morning began with an exciting lecture in Japanese calligraphy, where the students were allowed to practice writing different characters with the help of Japanese students. Although it was a bit difficult to follow all the strokes, the students were able to practice before writing their favorite character on calligraphy paper, which they will be able to take home!

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Japan Studies : Lecture③History of Tokyo

After lunch at Sophia Cafeteria, the students attended Professor Shimoda’s lecture on the history of the city of Tokyo. The lecture consisted of many aspects of Japanese history, including the EdoPeriod, Pre-War Tokyo, and Post-War Tokyo. After learning about Tokyo’s evolution from a traditionalist city to a sprawling metropolis, many of the students expressed their desire to explore all areas of Tokyo to experience those qualities firsthand.

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Aikido Practice and Demonstration

Following the lecture, the students got a chance to see the Aikido club perform a demonstration of basic aikido moves. The club advisor walked the students through some of the basic sitting and standing moves, with the club members demonstrating each of them step by step. Along with the demonstration of moves, the students were able to see a match between two of the club members, and then were given the opportunity to try out some of the moves themselves! Along with learning how to fall, the students learned some self-defense moves – in the end, it was a very interesting way to engage in Japanese martial art!

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SSIP2015-DAY2 [2015年06月29日(月)]

SSIP2日目は、プログラムが本格的に開始しました。

SSIPは、2つの科目で構成されています。
英語で日本の歴史や現状を学び、日本文化を体験してもらうことを目的としている「Japan Studies」と異なるバックグラウンドを持つ学生がグループを組んでプロジェクトに取り組み、意見交換をしながらプレゼンの準備と発表を行う「Cross-Cultural Workshop」です。

午前中は「Japan Studies」で茶室で茶道体験をし、午後、「Cross-Cultural Workshop」のファシリテイターから導入講義が行われ、グループ活動が始まりました。早速活発な話し合いがされていましたよ!

今日もHarvardインターン生からの報告をご紹介します 😀

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June 24th, Wednesday

Japan Studies:Activity ① Japanese Tea Ceremony
Today the students had an opportunity to experience a staple of traditional Japanese culture – a tea ceremony! Lecturer Ash Warren, a tea ceremony teacher, and members of the Showa Tea Club showed the SSIP participants how to perform the tea ceremony. The SSIP students were able to eat traditional Japanese confectionery sweets, whisk some tea, and try the tea they made using proper etiquette! It was a little difficult for everyone to stay in seiza, the Japanese traditional sitting position, for the whole duration of the ceremony but everyone made an effort to learn and practice the correct positions and mannerisms, which made it a very authentic and tranquil experience for everyone.

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Cross Cultural Workshop ① ②
After lunch, the participants went to their first Cross Cultural Workshop! International students and Showa students alike came together for an introduction on education in Japan. Workshop leader Hiro Yoshie started the worship by giving an opening presentation, and then began numerous activities to engage the students and facilitate discussion about experiences of culture shock. Afterward, the students were able to interact and discuss with one another about their own school experiences, while also giving a show and tell about a memorable school item that they own.

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SSIP2015-DAY1 [2015年06月25日(木)]

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。
今年で3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10か国から19人が参加します。楽しみですね。

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大学生による日々の活動ブログを書いてもらうことになっていますので、ご期待ください!

それでは早速1日目の紹介です(*^-^*)ノ

June 23rd, Tuesday

Today was the first day of the SSIP program! The day began bright and early, with our opening ceremony being the first event on our agenda. Our opening ceremony began with opening remarks from Professor Nishikawa, and a welcoming speech from President Bando, who gave a very inspiring speech to motivate the international students about the importance of having new cultural experiences. President Bando continued by stating that cultural experiences are used to unite the world, and expressed her hopes that education will foster global collaboration in the future. Following the speech, the SSIP interns and CIE staff members were introduced. Our opening ceremony closed after a fun icebreaker run by the SSIP interns, where each international student was able to introduce themselves and talk about their interests. With their self- introductions, many of the participants showed an interest in Japan and an excitement for the program (since for many of them, this is their first visit to Japan!)
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We then transitioned into our campus tour, where we split into groups of 3 and explored around campus. The students learned about Showa and its traditions, and were able to visit the garden and school store!
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Once the campus tour was over, the students were taken back to the Global Lounge for our official welcome party! A delicious lunch was provided, with Western finger food as the main course. While eating, the participants, staff, and even some Japanese students began to socialize, which was a great way for everyone to get to know each other a little more.
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After a while of socializing, The Showa Koto Club came to visit and perform for everyone! They played two songs (Sakura and Tonari no Totoro), which many of the international students recognized! After the performance, the students were given some time to talk to the members of the club, and even got to pluck the strings of the Koto instrument! Overall, it was a very memorable and eventful day!

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ハーバード大学からインターン生がやってきた!その2 [2015年06月01日(月)]

SSIPインターン生のご紹介、最後の1名です。

これまでの紹介記事↓

ハーバード大学からインターン生がやってきた!その1
SSIPインターン生のご紹介

 

左から辻さん、Kathyさん、Evelynさん、石井さん。

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今回はKathyさんのプロフィールをご紹介します。

 

– Name
Kathy Tran

– Major
Linguistics and Social Anthropology

– Nationality/Hometown
United States / Boston, Massachusetts

– Interests / Hobbies
Kendo, watching movies, travelling

– What are your impressions of Japan?
This is actually my fifth time in Japan! I have traveled to many places in Japan and I always learn something new every day. I am currently studying abroad at Keio University for this semester and I am having so much fun!

– Message for SWU Students
I would be more than happy to talk to anyone about studying abroad (I’m studying abroad myself after all!) or talk about anything in general! I look forward to meeting everyone!

Note: I can only come to SWU on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:00-13:30.

 

なんと来日5回目(!)のKathyさんも日本語が堪能!
インターン生同士の会話は日本語と英語が入り混じって進んでいます。

 

SSIPに参加する留学生にとっても、留学生との交流をのぞむ日本人学生にとっても
心強い架け橋になってくれるに違いありません。

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彼女たちは国際交流センターのなかで現在SSIPの準備中です。
プログラム開始前なら比較的余裕があるのでぜひ彼女たちに会いにきてください!

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ハーバード大学からインターン生がやってきた!その1 [2015年05月26日(火)]

国際交流センターはいま6月から始まる“SSIP”の準備で活気づいています。

▼“SSIP”SWU Summer International Programとは?
6月下旬~7月に世界各国の大学から昭和女子大学に留学生が集結し、
日本人学生と一緒に日本語や日本文化について学ぶ国際交流プログラムです。

“SSIP”SWU Summer International Programの詳細については
こちらからご確認ください→https://cie.swu.ac.jp/activity/cross-cultural/

 

このプログラムをサポートしてくれるインターン生が今回は4名います。
今日は1人目のご紹介です。

笑顔がキュートなEvelynさん:-)

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– Name
Evelyn Ramirez

– Major
Government and Psychology

– Nationality/Hometown
United States / Houston, Texas

– Interests / Hobbies
Dance, writing, long distance running

– What are your impressions of Japan?
Everyone is very friendly and kind!
There is so much to do and so much to explore. There are many interesting places here!

– Message for SWU Students
I can’t wait to meet everyone!
I know a little Japanese, so when we meet please practice with me! 🙂

「ちょっと日本語が話せる」と書いてくれましたが、
お話している感じでは日常会話くらいなら問題なさそうです(^O^)

英語を話したい方もハーバード大学の優秀な大学生と話したい方も、
Evelynさんは平日10~16時に出勤していますので
ぜひ国際交流センターに立ち寄ってみてくださいね♪

 

SSIP2014-DAY20 [2014年07月15日(火)]

SSIP20日目(最終日)、多文化協働プロジェクトの最終プレゼンテーションと閉会式・送別会を行いました。多文化協働プロジェクトの最終プレゼンテーションでは、3週間でよくまとめたなと感じるくらいとてもいいプレゼンテーションでした。閉会式では、坂東学長より留学生と多文化協働プロジェクトを履修していた日本人学生に修了証が手渡されました。みんな3週間やりきったというような達成感に満ちた笑顔で受け取っていました。
送別会では、もうすぐそれぞれの国へ帰るということもあり別れを惜しんでいました。中には目に涙をためた留学生がちらほら。お互い連絡の取りやすい連絡先を交換したりSNSでつながりを作ったり、このプログラムが終わっても交流が続いていくんだなと思うとCIEとしても嬉しく感じました。彼女たちのこれからの活躍と素敵な人生を送られることを心から祈っています(*^-^*)


Cross-Cultural Collaborative Project (Final Presentations)
The first event of the day was the presentations of the final Cross-Cultural Collaborative projects of this year’s SSIP participants! One professor who came to see the presentations said that she could really tell how much effort and hard work the groups put into making the projects. Several of the groups improved tremendously from the practice presentations, and one group even changed from a PowerPoint to presenting an original animation and conducting a panel discussion. It really seemed like all of the Cross-Cultural students were able to learn a lt about gender and its societal role (incorporating relevant themes such as family, marriage, romance, career advancement, etc). From their interviews of each other, they were able to analyze and synthesize a great amount of data into interesting and thought-provoking presentations? the exact purpose of this anthropological assignment!

SSIP Closing Ceremony and Farewell Party
As part of the closing ceremony, Bando-sensei presented each international participant and Cross-Cultural Workshop student a certificate confirming their completion of the program.
At the farewell party, delicious food was provided, memorable pictures were taken, and many tears were shed. Chanpisey Lim, one of our international students from Cambodia, stated that this was not goodbye, but a hello to new adventures and reunions in the future. Each students spoke a little bit about their experience here in Japan and several students said they were “able to learn so much” in just a short three weeks! They couldn’t believe how fast time went by! As the party came to a close, the students began to part ways, but we said goodbye hoping that our paths will cross again in the future.

SSIP2014-DAY19 [2014年07月14日(月)]

SSIP19日目は、世田谷美術館と企業訪問で資生堂を訪れました。世田谷美術館ではボストン美術館の作品が現在展示されているので、ボストン周辺校の学生にとっては馴染みのある作品があったかもしれないですが、美しい作品にみんな見入っていました。
資生堂では、歴史と企業理念を深く理解することができ、また企業として大事にされている『おもてなし』を実際体感させていただけたので、留学生もとても感動していました。個人的には、日本で初めてアイスクリームソーダを販売したのが資生堂パーラーというお話しにとても驚きました(◎o◎)!皆さん知ってましたか?


Japan Studies: Activity⑧ Setagaya Art Museum
On our second to last day of SSIP, we took our last field trip to the Setagaya Art Museum. The students enjoyed the current exhibition, “Looking East, Western Artists and the Allure of Japan,” which contained five different themes of art: Taste for Japan, Women, City Life, Nature, and Landscape. The students also got to see the original painting La Japonaise by Camille Monet, the museum’s current prized possession. Originally this painting is from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, recently restored to make the colors more vibrant.

Japan Studies: Activity⑨ Company Visit to Shiseido
In the afternoon, we left for Ginza to tour one of Japan’s biggest cosmetic companies, Shiseido. We were brought to their headquarters and listened to senior advisor, Hisayuki Suekawa, explain the company’s unique marketing strategy to compete as a global company. “Omotenashi” meaning “hospitality;” Suekawa claims is the reason why Shiseido is able to survive and compete on a global market as they are able to anticipate the customers’ needs. We also visited the Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Building where we had a lecture about the history of the Ginza Parlour and were given original ice cream sodas and camellia-themed sweets! We also went to tour Shiseido the Ginza, where we were able to try the mirai “future” mirror. (Instead of physically trying on the make-up, a specialized camera shows what we would look like with the specified shade or color.) At the very end, Shiseido sent everyone home with an omiyage containing three maple puddings from their parlour shop and a packet of oil blotting paper. What a great treat for everyone!

SSIP2014-DAY18 [2014年07月14日(月)]

SSIP18日目は、初等部へ行って児童と交流し午後から日本の経営について学びました。初等部では、いくつか授業を見学し一緒にランチを取りました。留学生は、工作の授業で初等部の児童がイスを作っていることにとても驚いていました!また、留学生の中でアートを専攻している学生が黒板にディズニーのキャラクターを描いたら初等部の児童の皆さんがとても喜んでくれたので、描いた留学生も嬉しそうでした(*^_^*)言葉があまり通じなくても、絵や音楽などでも交流出来るって素敵ですね♪


Visit to Showa Elementary School
Today, SSIP was able to tour Showa elementary school, which was one of the last Showa schools to be founded. We visited several grades and classes, including math, social studies, geography, english, music, art, and woodshop.The participants were very surprised by how talented the elementary students were, especially in woodshop, where they were making chairs. One international student said, “I don’t think I could even make that!” In music class, we also got to see the big sibling program in action; sixth graders were helping kindergarteners play songs on their melodica. After looking at the classes, international students joined the elementary school students for lunch. Even though they were not fluent in English, the kids were still able to communicate and have fun with the SSIP participants! In one classroom, they gifted us a rendition of “Let It Go” completely in English!

Japan Studies: Lecture⑪ Lecture on Japanese Business and Management
In the afternoon, we attended a lecture on Japanese business and management. Some Japanese students gave presentations to us about the readings Professor Kuhara had given, which were organized into the themes of Japan in the past, present, and future. The international students were able to learned a lot about the Japanese economy– both its strengths (such as its ability of “translative adaptation” and great geographic location) and current issues (such as its rigid corporate structure and latecomer status to globalization). Between the PowerPoint presentations, there was lengthy discussion about some of the questions the international students had. We actually ran over time with the lecture, but the students all went away pondering about Japanese business and management and what they can do as future employees and leaders to help end its stagnation.

SSIP2014-DAY17 [2014年07月10日(木)]

SSIP17日目は、午前中にジブリ美術館へ行って、午後は多文化協働プロジェクトと合気道部の練習にも少し参加させていただきました。ジブリ美術館では、電車の遅れなどで観賞する時間が少し短くなってしまったのですが、美術館でしか見れないショートフィルムや展示物を観たり、グッズを真剣に選んでいる留学生もいて、それぞれ楽しんでいる様子でした(*’▽’)
多文化協働プロジェクトの後に合気道部の練習に少し参加し、簡単な護身術をレクチャーしていただきました。留学生はみんな体を動かすのが好きなようで、習った護身術をノリノリでペアを組んだ子に試していました^^多文化協働プロジェクトの時間に最終日のプレゼンテーションの練習をしていて少し緊張感のある雰囲気だったのですが、体を動かして気分を切り替えられたのではないかなと思います♪


Japan Studies: Activity⑦ Ghibli Museum
Today was the long awaited visit to the Ghibli Museum! We were welcomed at the museum by none other than Totoro, who was waiting for us at the entrance of the museum! Inside, we could walk through several rooms that took us through the journey of how Miyazaki created his animated films. We even got the special treat of being able to see a short animated feature that could only be seen at the museum. The students were even able to go to the rooftop where a 5 meter tall Laputan robot (from “Castle in the Sky”)towered over as the guardian of the museum! Other popular attractions included physical recreations from “Howl’s Moving Castle,” and props from “Kiki’s Delivery Service.”

Cross-Cultural Workshop ⑧
In the afternoon, the groups for the Cross-Cultural Collaborative Workshop practiced their presentation that they prepared at Tomei Gakurin. Many of the presentations involved themes about marriage, love, career, education, and other related issues to gender roles in different societies. The students were able to summarize the data they gathered from their peer interviews into concise powerpoints. Many of them were funny and full of great information! The audience was also able to give feedback to the groups, so they will be able to make great presentations on Saturday, before the closing ceremony!

Aikido Practice and Demonstration
After the presentations, the participants got a chance to see the Aikido club in action.The club advisor walked us through some of the basic moves of Aikido (both sitting and standing), and the students in the club demonstrated for us. Afterward, we were able to witness a faux match between two of the Aikido club members. The member with the red belt won with much cheering from the audience! The international students were also able to try out some simple Aikido moves with some help from the club members. Even though we were not able to flip each other over (like the Aikido club members), we still learned a lot about this Japanese martial art!