9th Grades’ Cultural Exploration in Nagano
The Grade 9s headed for their annual trip to Nagano Seisen on the rather chilly day of September 16, which allowed for a relaxing break, one where they could bond with their school peers and experience Japanese cultures from a new perspective. When they arrived at Nagano Station, the students were quickly sent off to each of their host families who waited for them at the exit gate. After greeting their new families, the students were taken to many different cultural activities with their hosts for the remainder of the day. With some students going to grab a late lunch of Japanese traditional food— ‘Soba’ places as Nagano is famous for soba noodles, as well as some going to nearby stores around Nagano stations for some souvenirs to take home to Tokyo.
After bonding time with their families on the first day of the trip, the students dressed in their usual school uniforms to finally attend school with their host sisters at our sister school, Nagano Seisen. Each student was assigned to a homeroom and was taken to classes in accordance to what their buddies had for the day. “Learning at Nagano Seisen was a very different experience
Conclusively, it can be said that the Nagano Trip was a big contrast to daily lives in Seisen. The trip to Nagano was
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