From January 20-26, an international student came to experience life at Seiritsu for one week. Here is his report!
Hello, nice to meet you! I’m Tommy, from Singapore. Ever since primary school, I have had a deep fascination and interest in the Japanese culture and language. Wanting to experience Japanese school life first hand, I visited Seiritsu for a 5 day short programme (the longest my schedule could allow) and I’m certainly glad I did!
From enjoying home-made bentou with the class to going out with my new friends to take Purikura (photo booth style pictures), I have thoroughly enjoyed my foray into Japanese high school life. Studying in a Japanese high school is a rather unique experience, with the strict and disciplined school system seeming to contrast with the friendliness and youthful mirth of the Japanese students and teachers.
Tommy meets with some of our English Conversation Club members
The students at Seiritsu were some of the friendliest people I have ever met: they went to great pains to explain what I could not understand during Japanese lessons, showed me around the school and various clubs I had the pleasure to visit, and even brought me to nearby areas to enjoy the mesmerizing sights. Even though I was there for only a week, I have learned so much more about Japanese culture through communicating with the students.
This experience has been the perfect blend of fun and education, and I would not trade it for the world!
Tommy clearly enjoyed his time at Seiritsu, why don't you do the same? Try our Gap-Studies programme for up to 12 months!
International Department Coordinator