Summer in JAPAN 2019 サマリー

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, Coastal Bike Tour, 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 5th Outreach Education Program “Kunisaki×Harvard” Team USA engages local students in Kunisaki Peninsula with English writing and public speaking.
– The 1st Outreach Education Program “SWIM (Summer Workshop for Immersive Multiculturalism)” in Oita City officially started collaborating with SIJ, and launched the first global education program in English.
– The 7th 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.
– SIJ 1-Day Session, 4 members of Team USA teach a group of students how to fully express their own ideas in writing and how to make a convincing speech in public.
– SIJ for Family, 4 members of Team USA members tell stories to kids and teach how to express their own ideas in writing.

Summer in JAPAN 2019

SIJ teachers (2019)

11 people Harvard University
1 people Stanford University



Seven-Day English Seminar July 29 – August 4 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 had fun when I was taught by Harvard students. They gave us useful examples which we needed, and often told us how important gestures are. The class was really enthusiastic and I’m willing to study with them again!”

Essay 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

“It was a good experience for me to work together with people of different ages to create one thing, and I think it also led to the confidence because I was able to do it. The English skills of younger peers was very inspiring.”

Computer Science

“I was able to improve my favorite programming skills. Sometimes it didn’t work, but I was able to make something great.”

Touch and Feel Japan August 5 – 13


Japanese Lesson

Flower Arrangement


Star Festival

Hot Spring

Gym Session

Washoku, Japanese Cuisine

Monkey Sanctuary

Kunisaki City / Fire Ritual / Temple Stay / Beach BBQ + Jetskiing




July 29 – August 3, 4:00pm
Cultural Exchange
Daily Presentation
by Team USA


August 1, 2019, 7:00pm
The 7th Classical Concert
Sumire Hirotsuru
and Her Harvard Friends


August 7, 2019, 1:00-3:00pm
Outreach Program
Kunisaki × Harvard


August 6, 2019, 3:00-5:30pm
“SWIM” ~ Summer Summer Workshop for Immersive Multiculturalism

July 27, 2019
SIJ 1-Day Session

July 27, 2019
SIJ for Family