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International Exchange

Aiming at Sharing Diversity

International Exchange

One of the goals for international exchange at the Senior High School is "Sharing Diversity of Values."
This is based on the teaching of Jesus Christ that all the people on the Earth should seek to live in "love and peace" with one another.
For more than 30 years, the Senior High School has put this ideology into practice from an advanced perspective, encouraging the raising of students able to deal with the age of internationalization.
The School works hard on the four main initiatives mentioned below to enable students to acquire an international mindset and diversity of values.

Reintegration of Students Returning from Abroad

Since 1977, our School has been actively reintegrating students returning from abroad to adapt to school life relatively smoothly and make the most of their experiences.

Short-Term programs for studying abroad

We have a sister school agreement with the Leys School, a prestigious public school in Cambridge, England, and Pascal School, in Novara, Piemonte, Italy, and offer short-term exchange programs for several students each year.

Integration of Long-Term exchange Students

Each year, we accept several long-term international students. These students are enrolled as auditing students and take Japanese lessons with the Japanese teachers as well as belong to a homeroom with the other students.

Other Initiatives

English Chat Room

This program comprises freestyle English conversation sessions by the international students of Aoyama Gakuin University. It was initiated in April 2008 as part of the institution-wide English education program and provides free of charge opportunities for students interested in other cultures, students hoping to study abroad, and students returning from overseas wanting to maintain their English fluency, to practice and chat with native English speakers close to their age. Many Senior High School students take part in the program, aiming to improve their conversation skills and understanding of other cultures.

Due to the success of this initiative, the Char Room has expanded its services and now offers our students the chance to chat with native speakers in many languages including Chinese, Korean, French, German, Spanish and Russian, during lunchtime or after school.

The Chat Room is also involved in various cultural events and symposia as part of its strong relationship with the Senior High School.