We have our own annual study abroad programs to send students to three education partner schools: Cotter High School (Minnesota), West Burlington High School (Iowa) and Notre Dame High School (Iowa), in the United States, and high schools in two school districts (Kamloops School District, British Columbia and Camrose School District) in Canada, and public high schools in Finland. Students who have passed in school where they will be interviewed and tested academically, will be given an orientation on the culture and lifestyle of the host country, practical language learning and pre-training by teachers for Intercultural Exchange Programs before departure. After departure, students will be asked to submit a monthly report, and we will support them while they are studying abroad. After returning to school from abroad, teachers in charge of intercultural exchange programs, grade chiefs and class teachers will work together to provide study and career guidance to students.
We have educational agreements for short-term exchange programs with:-Cotter High School (Minnesota, USA)-Pullman High School (Washington state, USA)-Kaohsiung Girls' Senior High School (Kaohsiung, Taiwan)-Sanmin Vocational High School of Home Economics & Commerce (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) -Robina High School (Queensland, Australia) -Colégio Brasília (Sao Paulo, Brazil).These are an exchange programs in which our students study abroad for a short period at the partner school, and the partner school's students also visit our school for short-term study.In addition, we also accept short-term visits from international students from these two countries:Finland: Rantavitikka Secondary School Indonesia: Al Azhar Islamic 1st, 3rd and 4th High Schools We also have short-term study abroad programs to send our students to:China: Shanghai Ganquan Foreign Language Middle SchoolDuring the short-term study abroad programs, students will participate in hands-on classes and cultural exchanges at the host schools, as well as experience local life through homestays and home visits.This program not only helps students improve their English communication skills and cross-cultural skills, it also enables them to find out their potential and inspire ideas for their future career.
Since 1999, we have been conducting a three-week Summer Advancement Program (SAP) at St. John's University in Minnesota, our education partner in the United States. In addition, we launched a three-week Summer English Program (SEP) at Washington State University in 2018. This program provides an opportunity to attend ESL (English as a Second Language) classes taught by university faculty, and it also includes outdoor activities in the wilderness of two states (Washington & Idaho). This program aims to improve English communication skills through academic, social and cultural experience activities. While staying in the university, students will live in the university dormitory, but there will also be home visits to experience the lives of the locals.
The spring camp is a program that provides ESL classes as an intensive lecture for about one week at accommodations in Okinawa by ESL (English as a second language) experts invited from our education partner schools in U.S., including St. John's University, Minnesota, cooperating with our American teachers (TAS). Similarly, summer camps will be conducted in cooperation with ESL specialists invited from Washington State University and other U.S. educational partner schools and ALTs (Assistant Language Teachers) affiliated with municipalities in the Okinawa prefecture. This is a locally hosted version of the SAP (Summer Advancement Program) at St. John's University. By participating in outdoor activities and recreational activities with ESL specialists invited from the United States and foreign teachers, students can learn living English with the five senses.