Summer in JAPAN 2018 Summary

Seven-Day English Seminar

– Language Arts
– Four Workshops
– Final Presentation

Touch and Feel Japan

– Japanese Cultural Workshops (Japanese Lesson, Flower Arrangement, Calligraphy)
– Cultural Experiences (Japanese Cuisine, Hot Springs, Temple Stay,Star Festival, Monkey Sanctuary, Sushi making, Kimono, etc.)


– Cultural Exchange / Instructors’ presentations
Team USA (American university student instructors) shares their life stories with the participating students and their parents at the end of the day.
– The 4th Outreach Education Program “Kunusaki×Harvard”
Team USA teaches English writing and public speaking to local students in Kunisaki Peninsula.
– The 6th SIJ Classical Concert, “Sumire Hirotsuru and her Harvard friends”
Violinist Sumire and other Harvard students perform a wide variety of music and theater works from all over the world.
– One-Day English Seminar
Team USA members teach a group of students how to fully express their own ideas in writing and how to make a convincing speech in public.

Summer in JAPAN 2018

SIJ teachers (2018)

11 people Harvard University
1 people Bucknell University



Seven-Day English Seminar August 5 – 11 in Oita

Language Arts (LA)
ランゲージ・アーツ (LA)

“The teachers at SIJ are amazing. We got to learn about their lifestyles, school and learn about what we should do in the future. This really helps me to improve my understanding of not only English, but also a lot of other things.”

“Every day I write sentences while learning the essay techniques with the Harvard students. I think that my writing skill has improved a lot.”

Public Speaking

“I think this class is very interesting, and because it is interesting I can learn quickly and I can learn more. The instructors are really enthusiastic, so I’m more encouraged to speak in public.”

Academic Writing

“I was mainly taught about how to write sentences. Because the level was much higher than the class in the morning, it was hard to follow. However, I was able to learn a lot of things; not only essays, but also how to write a report, how to draw readers’ interests, and it was so much fun.”

Performing Arts

“I learned a lot from the class, the instructors were fun and helpful. It was difficult for us to think about the content and dialogue of the plays sometimes.”

Computer Science

“I think CS is good and suitable for me. The teachers’ explanation is so simple that I can understand easily, and the class level is just right for me. There are things that I couldn’t learn from school but I am taught here, such as Binary”

Touch and Feel Japan, August 12 – 15

Japanese Lesson
Japanese Speech Contest

Flower Arrangement


Star Festival

Hot Spring

Gym Session

Washoku, Japanese Cuisine

Monkey Sanctuary

Kunisaki City



August 5 – 9, 4:00pm
Cultural Exchange
Daily Presentation
by Team USA


August 6, 2018, 7:00pm
The 6th Classical Concert
Sumire Hirotsuru
and Her Harvard Friends


August 13, 2018, 2:00-4:00pm
Outreach Program
Kunisaki × Harvard


August 3,
One-Day English Seminar