A few days ago, we had a Christmas party to celebrate the upcoming winter holiday! About 20 students joined, and most of them brought small presents for our secret present exchange. We played games, enjoyed hot cocoa, listened to Christmas […]
There is a nice, new wall climbing facility very near to Kaishi! Michael and I have been going there for a few weeks now, and we invited our students to join us last week. Wall climbing is a lot of […]
Our 2nd year global class organized a Christmas party for all the 2nd year students at Kaishi! About 80 students and teachers gathered in the school library and we enjoyed 6 events. First we played a quiz game about Santa […]
Today, seven of our Global course students headed out to Nagaoka for the TOEFL exam! We offer it twice a year for 2nd and 3rd year students in the Global course. We can’t wait to see how they’ve progressed!
Today, the 16 students at our school got to watch a video (in Japanese) from their penpals in America. The American students even sang a song in Japanese! We …need to send something back to them. Maybe a Christmas song?
Starting this week, we are beginning a language exchange with the students of Lebanon High School in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA. There, about twenty of the students in a Japanese class are talking with our students through email, Skype, Facebook, and […]
Last week, we had Mr. Max McAuley from Lebanon Valley College talk directly to our students via Skype. He works in the International Admissions department at LVC, and helps international students jump into studying in America. He talked for about […]
This morning our students said thank you and goodbye to their homestay families. After a lot of tears and hugs, we got on a bus to go to St. Louis, where we saw the famous Gateway Arch. We took a […]
Today we visited 4 schools in Carbondale to meet the teachers, tour the facilities, and see our students in their classes. The schools were all beautiful and everyone was so friendly and welcoming. We were especially impressed by Carterville High […]
Today we visited Giant City State Park, which is a beautiful forest with cabins and trails for hiking. We had a great lunch at the lodge there, and then hiked a little bit. When we stopped to walk around a […]