Online High School Exchange Program

Online High School Exchange Program

Under Sakura Science High School Program (SSHP), we have invited about 1,000 high school students from overseas every year up to FY2019. However, in FY2020 and FY2021, no invitation was made due to the spread of COVID-19.  Instead, we have implemented the program “interacting with Japanese high school students” online, which was the most popular among the participants of the past high school programs.

Program implemented in FY2021

Date
of
Implementation
Participating Schools (Japan) Number
of
Participants
Participating Schools (Overseas) Number
of
Participants
3rd 15-Oct-21 Aichi Prefectural Meiwa Senior High School 18 Beijing 101 Middle School (China) 17
4th 16-Dec-21 Eiko Gakuen 15 SMK Lembah Bidong (Malaysia) 17
22-Dec-21
5th 27-Jan-22 Ritsumeikan Senior High School 15 SMA Negeri 70 Jakarta (Indonesia) 15
1-Feb-22 13

In October 2021, utilizing the learning materials developed by the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) used in the FY2020 program, we conducted an interactive online high school student workshop in English with Japanese and overseas high school students.

Aichi Prefectural Meiwa Senior High School
(Participants from Aichi Prefectural Meiwa Senior High School)

From December 2021 to February 2022, we implemented a 2-day online program twice, focusing on exchanges such as presentations, questions and opinion exchanges.

Eiko Gakuen
(View of Eiko Gakuen)
Ritsumeikan Senior High School
(Participants from Ritsumeikan Senior High School and SMA Negeri 70 Jakarta)

Program Implemented in FY2020

Date
of
Implementation
Participating Schools (Japan) Number
of
Participants
Participating Schools (Overseas) Number
of
Participants
1st 22-Dec-20 AM Ichikawa Gakuen
Ichikawa Senior High School
14 Princess Chulabhorn Science High School Chonburi (Thailand) 15
PM 13 14
2nd 15-Mar-20 AM Shibuya Kyoiku Gakuen
Shibuya Senior High School
15 Nanyang Girls' High School (Singapore) 15
PM 15 NUS High School of Mathematics and Science (Singapore) 20

In FY2020, as one of our new initiatives, the “Online High School Students Workshop” was implemented twice. This online board game-based workshop was conducted by Japanese and overseas high school students in English, using “SDGs workshop - Protect the world from climate change” developed by the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan).

Ichikawa Gakuen Ichikawa Senior High School
(View of Ichikawa Gakuen Ichikawa Senior High School)
Shibuya Kyoiku Gakuen Shibuya Senior High School and NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
(Participants from Shibuya Kyoiku Gakuen Shibuya Senior High School and NUS High School of Mathematics and Science)