Hi! I'm Miyabi, and I'm from California, USA. My purpose for coming to Okisho was to learn about Japanese high school life and Okinawan culture. I think Okinawa is a great place because the Okinawan ocean is beautiful, the food is delicious, and the people are kind. I'm glad to have had valuable experiences such as the Tokashiki island retreat and Sport’s Day. I won't ever forget my memories of Okisho. Nife-de-biru (thank you in Okinawan dialect).
Guten Tag! I’m Cedric, an exchange student from Germany. I came to Okisho last September and am practicing Japanese while talking with my friends. Since I’ve entered the Judo club, I think not only my Japanese has improved, but I’ve grown as a person. Adding to that, my teachers and friends at Okinawa Shogaku have taught me a lot about Okinawan culture. I’m really thankful to everyone because I have been able to develop important traits.
Hola! I’m Majo, I’m a student from Puebla, Mexico, studying at Okisho. I joined the volleyball club since I came to Okisho, so I was able to make many friends and also improved my Japanese skills. Also, being able to attempt the Guinness Record for Karate was a good memory. In the future, I will do my best to be a bridge between Mexico and Japan. The teachers and students at Okisho were always kind and I appreciate that everyone taught me many things about Okinawa. I’m not from Okinawa, but my heart is already “Uchinn-chu” (Okinawan)!
Hello! I’m from Minnesota, USA, and I came to Okisho in February to study Japanese. During my time in Okinawa, I was able to experience a lot of things such as karate, delicious food, ryumai (Chinese traditional dance), a different climate, and more. Also, my classmates were so kind to me from the very beginning and I really appreciate that. My time at Okisho was more wonderful than I expected and I will never forget this experience. Thank you Okisho!
Hello! My name is Anna, and I’m from Minnesota, USA. I came to Okisho so I could learn the culture and daily life-style of high school students in Japan. To learn more about Japanese customs, I took a challenge and joined a club that studies social problems existing in local areas and joined the tea ceremony club as well. I was also impressed by the crowd when I went to cheer for the Okisho baseball team the other day. Through my experiences here, I learned many things, but most of all, I realized how important it is to communicate with people from different cultures. I really appreciate my friends and kind teachers for making my stay here memorable and meaningful.
I enjoyed everyday life with my friendly classmates at Okisho a lot. Okisho has some unique programs such as Karate and cultural exchange. It was my first time to do Karate, and I became interested in the spirit of Karate. I would like to continue to enjoy communicating with students from various countries through cultural exchange. I am planning to study economics and business at a university in Japan to contribute to Chinese society. Also, I wish to be a bridge between Japan and China and help build a good relationship.