Summer Camp Program

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■Our Mission

Grasping the pathways to “studying-abroad” with your own hands – this summer camp is designed for high school juniors and seniors who are aspiring to study abroad. Led by current college students, participants will be able to address their self-identities through self-analysis/self-reflection workshops, while also developing their writing skills needed during the college application process. The main goal of this camp for participants is to finish one essay by the end of 5 days of camp. Participating in this summer camp also enables participants to apply for our scholarship program. 

■Programs

Workshop

①Self-Analysis Workshop

In order to appeal your personalities to college admission officers, it is most important to understand who you are, what your strengths/weaknesses are, what you are interested in etc. Through working on dialogue-based workshops which participants reflects on their backgrounds and crucial experiences that shapes who they are today with the help of mentors, participants will consider what their future visions are, and what kinds of academic career paths reflect their aspirations the best.

②Self-Expression Workshop

In applying for colleges abroad, it is important to have rich understanding of how to express yourself. Essay prompts students get from their applying colleges range from essays to short questions which requires only 2-word answers. Interviews are also an important part of college application. Furthermore, the ability to assert yourself to others is a necessary skill to be able to work in global settings after graduation. Working closely with mentors who have been practicing this skill in their actual daily lives at school, participants will gain hands-on practices during the camp.

Free Interaction

After workshops, participants and mentors get together under one big roof and interact with each other. From small chit chats about their daily lives to heavy discussions on their dreams, social issues and politics, the space is devoted for participants to be inspired and find their own role models among their mentors and peers. Not only does the interaction motivates the participants, but also provokes them to come up with unique essay ideas and future collaborative activities among participants after summer camp.

Personal Essay Tutoring

Personal essay is the most crucial part of foreign college application processes. Since Japanese college entrance exam is usually knowledge-focused, the importance of personal essays is not well recognized in Japan. In this program, mentors are devoted to read each participant’s essay from the first day to the last day in order to help participants improve their essays. In revising essays and discussing with participants, we focus on if their essays fully convey their personality and their message they found through self-analysis workshops. Our main goal of the tutoring is to make participants become “independent writers.”

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