Guide to Educational Travel in Okinawa

School Exchange

Experience school life through classes and club activities

Both hosts and visitors enjoy the time spent learning about different cultures and values as well as understanding more about each other.

  • Exchange Highlights

  • A program Example

  • Variety of Exchanges

Visit to an Okinawan School

A Program Example

8:15-8:45 Short homeroom
8:50-10:00 Class in English (to learn about Okinawan culture)
10:10-11:20 Karate class
11:30-12:40 Japanese conversation class
12:40-13:40 Lunch
13:40-14:50 Student shadowing
(Visiting students accompany their host school’s students and take part in their classes)
15:00-16:10 Tea ceremony
16:20-16:30 Short homeroom

**From the exchange program between Okinawa Shogaku Senior High School (Japan) and Kaohsiung Municipal Sanmin Vocational High School of Home Economics and Commerce and Kaohsiung Municipal Girls’ Senior High School (Taiwan) in July 2016

Interview with Host School

Mr. Uza, teacher at Okinawa Shogaku Senior High School

Q.What sort of programs helped enhance exchange between the students of both schools?

 The karate class during P.E. was a lot of fun for the students as it got them practicing the Kalas together. The cultural exchanges were good for helping students understand each other better. Also, outside of class, the students went to the beach where they they had a BBQ, played volleyball and had fun playing at the sea.

Q.What sort of change did you see in the students after the school visits?

 The students brightened up. Also, Taiwan became more familiar to them. The schools in Taiwan sent their appreciation and invited us to visit them during summer vacation. The students have been contacting each other ever since.

  • Exchange throughts

  • Variety of Exchanges