Hi from Wing2!
We’re Natsumi and Natsumu living in room 224. It has been 504 days since we came to Boston and we only have 8 days left. We are excited to see our family and friends in Japan but also we feel sad because we have shared the room for a year and half. We have spent time together for such a long time so it’s kind of weird that we are going to live apart. Anyway, we need to enjoy the rest of our life in Boston! It seems like most students have plans every single day until they leave, especially they are enjoying food. We often run into other Showa students in the city more than usual. 224 girls are foodies and of course we have a plan to eat out for dinner next week! We’re going to our favorite Spanish restaurants. One of good points in Boson is we can enjoy many kinds of food and Boston actually has a lot of good restaurants.
Hello!! We’re Wing 9!!
On January 6th, we celebrated coming of age!! We had a party in one of the oldest hotel in Boston, Omni Parker Hotel. We enjoyed a special meal, especially Boston cream pie. After the meal, everyone including teachers danced and it as very fun!
Keeping with yesterday’s theme, here are some extra photos from the festival itself. Special thanks our Showa Soran Bushi performers and to the Wellesley College Taiko Group for being involved.
Here are some additional photos of Showa Boston’s annual festival, held last month. Our students worked hard to make the event a success, but these pictures show that they had some fun as well!
Hi, I’m Rei from Wing2. I had been in New York during this winter vacation. I spent a great time there through Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Spending New Year’s Eve in Time’s Square was top of my dream in my life. I was glad that my dream came true. However, standing for a long time in crowded Time’s Square was harder than I expected. I thought I don’t want to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Time’s Square again though it was really amazing. It was the most delightful moment in my life here the United States. I hope everyone will have a great year.
Hello. We are Wing2. On November 11th we went to Wellesley College as filed Trip.
It is women’s college. It has long history. Hillary Clinton also graduated Wellesley College. There is a lake and museum in the Wellesley College. Museum has many ancient art. They have huge land and nature. It was nice weather so we could see the colored leaves from Wellesley College. Hillary Clinton was lost but we were very happy to see the Wellesley College.
Hello. We are wing2.
On Octorber,29 we held the Halloween dance party in Showa Boston. Many students were dressed in Halloween costume or unique characters such as Teletubbies. Some Showa students can borrow the costume from Showa student. We put on make up like zombie. We could enjoy American Halloween.
Hello, we are wing8.
We went to Niagara Falls from October 21 to 23. The first day, we took bus at 4PM. And we took bus for about 8 hours. It’s so tried for us. That day was just sleep in hotel.
The second day, we get up at 6:30AM. And leave at 8AM. For 3 hours, we took bus and the students look like sleepy. But as soon as we saw the Niagara Falls, We wake up! The falls were very powerful, beautiful. But it’s too cold for us to go out. So, we enjoyed shopping. I bought maple syrup and cookie. We took pictures in front of Niagara falls with Wing8. After that, we took Niagara cruises! We enjoyed both Canada side fall and America side fall. The spray was violent, so we got wet. We were very excited and scream.
In the free time we walk the around Clifton Hill. There was amusement grounds in there. It’s very lively. After free time, we ate dinner at Skylon tower. Skylon tower is 236m high. So, the view was wonderful!! The meal was so delicious! When we go back to our hotel, I felt so sad. The final day, we went to Norman Rockwell museum. Norman Rockwell is artist and he drew traditional American painting. The pictures were lovable. I bought his picture’s post cards in museum shop. After, we went to Lee outlet mall. There are many bland shops so, many students bought a lot. I bought backpack, handbag and clothes. I was so happy!! This trip was so fun. Next travel is New York! I want to enjoy the trip!
Each fall semester Showa Boston works with area colleges on an intercultural exchanges opportunity called CCP, or College Connection Program. 3 Showa students are matched with an American university student for a series of visits focusing on cultural exchange and learning with their peers.
On our October 15th “Kickoff Day” event, 40 American college students (College Connectors) were matched with 119 Showa students.
Number of American College Connectors by school:
- Mass. Art: 17
- Wentworth: 11
- Emmanuel College: 4
- Simmons: 3
- Mt. Ida (since 2014): 2
- Boston College (since 2016): 1
- Mass. Pharmacy: 1
- Newbury (since 2015): 1