The international participants and staff of the World Campus – Japan Class of 2007 arrived in Ueda City, Nagano on July 20th to kick off the next 12 weeks of activities in 10 Japanese communities!
For the entire 3 months of the program, 46 people from 15 countries are currently expected to stay for one, two or three sessions to experience and get behind the scenes access throughout Japanese society. Each session lasts about one month and a few more people might still join during the second and third sessions with applications continuing to come in for the 2007 program.
The current 2007 class members are from Belgium, Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Qatar, Uganda, Uzbekistan and the USA.
In each city visit, participants learn about and share knowledge regarding city specific themes, Japanese language and culture through seminars and hands-on activities in the areas of business, politics and social activism. One of the most unforgettable parts of the program is the opportunity to live with host families in each community!
The class will stay in Ueda City up until August 3rd where they are learning more about the World Campus – Japan program, beginning to understand and experience Japanese culture and are preparing for their weekly Thank-you Event all as part of their Orientation. Ueda City is also where the “Educational Systems” theme has begun.