Keio’s Affiliated Schools AY 2015 Study Abroad Debriefing Meeting
August 19, 2016
On Thursday, July 28, a study abroad debriefing meeting for the participating students from Keio’s affiliated schools was held at the East Research Building on Mita Campus.
In 2013, Keio launched a study abroad program at its five affiliated high schools in which excellent students are selected to study abroad for one year at a prestigious boarding school in the US and the UK. Scholarships are also awarded to cover tuition and other fees at the host school. Furthermore, students can generally advance without having to repeat a year of school after their return to Japan.
The program now has two new additions to the three host schools from the 2015 academic year, as shown below. - Third-year program with Philips Academy Andover (A double diploma program in which third-year high school students attain diplomas from both Keio and their host institution) - Second-year program with Winchester College
The debriefing meeting opened with an address from Vice-President Akira Haseyama, followed by presentations by six students who participated in the study abroad program in the 2015 academic year and a closing remark by Faculty of Law Professor Masahito Omori. By living with the brightest students from around the world and interacting with them through studying and extracurricular activities, the six students were able to not only improve their English, but gain new perspectives and the ability to proactively take action and seek new challenges. It is also hoped that when these students return to Japan, they will create a ripple effect of inspiration among their classmates.
Study abroad students in the 2015 academic year were as follows: Third-year program (US) Phillips Academy Andover: One student from Keio Shonan Fujisawa Senior High School
Second-year program (US) Deerfield Academy: One student from Keio Girls Senior High School The Taft School: One student from Keio Girls Senior High School
Second-year program (UK) Shrewsbury School: One student from Keio Girls Senior High School Winchester College: One student from Keio Shiki Senior High School and one student from Keio Senior High School as a Winchester College Exhibition student