School Profile

School Name Moruya High School
Location Australia
Number of Participants 5 people (4 students, 1 instructor)
Age of Students 17 years old
Main Purpose of Exchange Intercultural Exchange

School Exchange Partner

School Name KOEI VERITAS Senior High School
Location Chiba
Website open_in_new
Number of Participants 19 people (16 students, 3 instructors)
Age of Students 17 years old

Online Exchange Details

Date & Time 15th July in 2021
Program Cultural Exchanges / Recent Status Report
Tools used Zoom

location_cityFlow of the Day(JST)

Icebreaker (Introduction of each country’s current time and weather)
Q&A (Including calligraphy performance)
Ending (Impressions, gratitude)
Commemorative photograph

Thoughts from Faculty and Students

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  • I would be happy if the students’ English study was enhanced through an increase
    I was impressed that we could have an exchange with Australian students. The students seemed to enjoy participating. I would be happy if the students’ English study and motivation and interest toward international understanding was enhanced through an increase in such opportunities.

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  • It was all exciting and fun
    It was my first time to talk to people my age in another country, so it was all exciting and fun. There were some things I wanted to communicate, but I couldn’t do it well, so I want to study English harder, and someday, broaden my horizons by talking to people from different countries.
  • I want to be able to speak English more
    I was happy that my English was understood by the Australian students. I experienced a valuable international exchange in which we introduced yukata and calligraphy, etc. From now on, I want to be able to speak English more.

Leadup to Exchange (Japanese side)

Details behind the process involved in making the online exchange happen First, I received an exchange request from a high school teacher in Australia. I approached KOEI VERITAS Senior High School, which has a clear vision toward global education, and this led to an exchange between both schools. (Response by the person in charge in Chiba Prefecture)
Role of the contact person at the local government Exchange content proposal, coordination with the Australian school, loaning of equipment
When they reached out to the exchange school 23rd June in 2021
When they engaged in meeting with the school 28th June in 2021
When the date for the exchange was finalized 29th June in 2021

Future Areas of Improvement/Secrets to Success (Japanese side) 

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Next implementation schedule: There are plans for another online exchange with Moruya High School in March. In the future, online exchanges will be held once every term (2-3 times a year), and we hope this will lead to educational travel to Japan once the COVID-19 pandemic is over.