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!
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
Today, six Showa students had an engagement activity with 16 American students studying at Thomas College.
After buying lunch, students divided into groups and spent some time in Quincy Market together.
The students from Thomas who attended said they learned a lot. Many of them are interested in keeping in touch with their new Showa friends.
Last night we held a sushi-making language exchange with alumni of the Japan Exchange & Teaching Program (JET) and Showa Boston students. 6 JET participants and about 10 Showa students participated in the event.
Today, three of our students attended a talk by Ambassador Kennedy at Wellesley College. She spoke about the importance of study abroad for both Japanese and Americans, and participated on a panel with two Wellesley students who had just returned from abroad.
Showa Boston celebrated its 3rd annual summer party with approximately 70 outside guests in attendance, including language school students, students at American colleges, and participants in the Japan Exchange & Teaching Program.
Each of Showa Boston’s eight dormitory wings competed in a dodgeball competition. Congrats to Wing 7 for winning some well earned ice cream!
On Saturday, July 16, 14 new Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) participants, soon to depart for Japan, came to Showa for a day-long crash course in teaching English as a Foreign Language.
The day was split into several parts where JETs learned the basics of English language teaching and lesson planning. They then used those lessons to teach Showa students English in the second part of the day. The crash course ended with a session in which the Showa students became the teachers and instructed JETs in Japanese.
Please check out photos from the day below!
Hello. How are you? I’m from wing 7.
Today I will talk about “Field trip”. It is the class made by students to study and explore. I guess the class is not usual in Japan, is it? Our class go to field trip on Friday. Every time I can absorb new knowledge about American culture and history.
Last Friday, we went to Harvard University. There is the oldest university in America. It is said that that place was the stage of Harry Potter’s movie. This brilliant picture was taken by my roomie. This stained glass is so beautiful that you should see for yourself.