School Profile

School Name Taoyuan Municipal Shou Shan Senior High School
Location Taiwan (Asia)

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Outline

Length of Travel 6 days, 5 nights
Locations Visited Okinawa Prefecture
Time of Travel 'December 2019
Age of Students 16-18 years old
Number of Participants 22 persons
20 students and 2 teachers
Purpose Cross-cultural exchange and international exchange

Locations Visited

Day1

 

Okinawa Prefecture
Arrived at Naha Airport
Educational activities at Okinawa World

Day2

 

Toured the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)
Homestays and farm stays

Day3

 

Toured GODAC Global Oceanographic Data Center
Toured Ocean Expo Park

Day4

 

Exchange with Hokuzan High School
Traveled to Naha

Day5

 

Free time

Day6

 

Returned home to Taiwan

Host School (School Exchange)

location_cityHost School

Location okinawa
School Name Okinawa Prefectural Hokuzan High School

location_cityProgram

8:50~9:05

Opening Ceremony

  • Welcoming remarks from both school principals
  • Presentation on traditional performing arts
  • Commemorative gift presentation
9:05~9:15

Moved to the audiovisual room
Restroom break

9:15~10:05

Buddy assignments announced
Self-introductions
Recreation time (origami folding, etc.)

10:05~10:15

Break
Students enjoyed a lively exchange taking photographs and sharing Instagram details.

10:15~11:05

Guided school tour
Students were divided into groups.

11:05~11:15

Break

11:15~12:05

Song practice
Students taught each other how to sing “Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana” in each others’ languages.

12:30~13:15

Bought bento box lunches and had lunch together with buddies

13:15~13:45

Closing Ceremony

  • Closing words from the Taiwanese student representative
  • Closing words from the Hokuzan student representative
  • Gift exchange
  • Commemorative photo
13:45~13:55

Moved to the gymnasium

13:55~14:30

Attended a rakugo performance

14:40

Send-off

Reviews

location_cityReviews from Teachers

Our school plans to take our first school trip to Taiwan.

Principal of Hokuzan High School:
“Up until now, we’ve never had a school trip for our students. Going to Taiwan as our first school trip will be a great chance for our students to see the world.”

location_cityReviews from Students

Students from both schools smiled and said "We're happy that we could have this exchange."

Hokuzan High School student:
“The Taiwanese students were also good at English, and I’m happy that they participated so enthusiastically.”

Taoyuan Municipal Shou Shan Senior High School student:
“I’m happy we could have this exchange. I’m looking forward to seeing them again in Taiwan.”

Highlights