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オーストラリア短期留学 6 (中学)

オーストラリア留学,広報】 2019/8/20 火曜日 — 12:32:44

オーストラリア短期留学の様子を生徒の日記とともにお伝えします。
– August 18, 2019
Today, I took four classes with my buddy. his was the 4th time to take classes with her. She is very kind, and we exchanged email addresses. After school, we talked via email.
Also, I gave her and her friends Japanese snacks in break time. After break time, she said, “we enjoyed the snacks. They were good.” I became happy to hear the word.
I have one last day to be able to take classes with her, so I want to enjoy the day and I want to talk with her more.
(E.I., M3 girl)

I took classes with my buddy today. My buddy is very friendly and her friends are very interesting, so I had a good time. I gave snacks to them. They were happy!
After lunch, I walked with my friend. And then, a boy talked to us. He introduced himself in Japanese, and he likes Japan. We were surprised and happy.
Today’s last lesson was a lot of fun! Because my friends are very interesting.
This study abroad program is already half-finished. I will cherish each day.
(T.R., M3 girl)

Today was a good day. I took a class in math and science with my buddy. My buddy gave me a balloon. I’m going to go to the zoo. I want to see koalas, dingos and many birds. I heard from my host family that I can hold koala, and I want to eat hamburgers because Australia is famous for beef.
(H.O., M3 boy)

オーストラリア短期留学 5 (中学)

オーストラリア留学,広報】 12:28:30

オーストラリア短期留学の様子を生徒の日記とともにお伝えします。
– August 15, 2019
Today, I attended Canterbury classes with my buddy. It was the second time to meet the buddy. Compared with the last time, I think I am getting used to taking classes with my buddy. I ate morning tea with my buddy and spent really good time.
As I stay at host family’s house, I found some cultural differences. The biggest differene is that Australian people the front entrance door to enter their house. They use their garage to enter their house. I was really surprised when I saw that. I have another week to spend here, so I will do my best and I hope this program will be one of my best memories.
(M3 girl Y.S.)

Today, we learned about many cultures in Australia such as animals and buildings, I also made a boomerang with paints. I understand that Australia has many different cultures that are very interesting. Furthermore, I’m interested in the arts in Australia. I’m not good at painting but I enjoyed the arts because of the long history and the beautiful surprises I saw. The thing what I liked the most were the beautiful pictures of the high rise buildings and the oceans of the Gold Coast. I was surprised by the vast sight we can’t see in Japan.
(M3 boy M.I.)

オーストラリア短期留学 4 (中学)

オーストラリア留学,広報】 10:43:43

オーストラリア短期留学の様子を生徒の日記とともにお伝えします。
– August 14, 2019
I feel Australian people say their opinion more clearly than Japanese people. When I was asked by my host sister, “Are you hungry?” I said, “A little.” Bus she said to me, “Yes or No.” Then I noticed that I do not express myself clearly in Japanese. Also, everyone praises each other very often here. For example, some people have told me, “Nice!” “So cute!” or “I like it.” I love this culture because these words make me happy. So, I think I’m going to use these nice words, and I want to make my friends feel good.
(M3 girl N.T.)

Today, I went to Mt. Coot-tha again. I once again saw the beautiful landscape. The scenery was as if it were above the sky. After that, We went to Botanic Garden. There were various types of plants there. There were also many plants that are not seen in Japan.
And today is the day Yuris has been staying at the same host family is leaving Australia for France. So, we had a party at Yuris’ friend’s homestay house. I played table tennis with Yuris. At the end, Yuris played Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen on the piano. Then the party ended. It was a wonderful day.
(M3 boy Y.H.)

I went to Labrador Park in which there is so beautiful sea today. I cooked some chicken, sausages and some shrimps on the hot plate with my host family and their friend. They tasted very good.
After lunch, we saw feeding of pelicans in the beach. It was a very wild show. Then, we went shopping to get some gifts for my family. There were a lot of shops, and I bought a wallet, shirt, jacket, soap and macadamia nuts. It was a lot of fun.
Today as a fulfilling day when I was able to do various things.
(M3 boy R.S.)

I went shopping at West Field, and I bought two mug cups with a shark design on it. In the afternoon, I visited host sister’s house. There was a baby in her house, and she was very very pretty. I ate some donuts with ice cream. It was delicious, and I love it.
After dinner, I watched a movie “Meitantei Pikachu.” There were some parts that I didn’t understand, but my host family taught me some difficult words when I didn’t understand. So, I really enjoyed it.
(M3 girl M.U.)

Today, we went to Gold Coast, and we had a picnic! There are a lot of pelicans and gulls. They are so cute because I like birds very much. The most impressive thing was that I had my hand bitten by a pelican. It hurt me because I didn’t think a pelican has such strong power.
When we played in the park, the ground was all sand. I was surprised to see that, because the ground is usually hard in Japan. I think sand is better in a park.
(M3 girl C.M.)

In the morning, we went to a mountain to see the waterfall. On the way to the waterfall, my host father said, “Good morning,” to everyone who passed by, and they all returned the greeting. Of course, they didn’t know each other. I have never seen a scene like that in Japan, so I was very surprised.
In the afternoon, we went shopping. I found some differences between Japan and Australia there. In Australia, people do not receive plastic bags when they buy something, so they always carry their own shopping bag when they go shopping. I think it is a good system because it was good for the environment.
I have experienced and learned a lot of things today.
(M3 girl H.F.)

Today, we went to our host brother and sister’s school in the early morning because they had school today. The school is a lot noisier than schools in Japan, so I was really surprised. After that we went to Garden City at around 9:00 o’clock. My friends were coming there at 11:00, so we had to spend some time in the food court. At 11:00, I met my friends and we enjoyed shopping and eating lunch. I ate Big Mac meal in McDonald’s. It felt larger than Japanese one. We went to some stores such as a supermarket, a souvenir shop and so on. We were moved by a sales clerk at Garden City because he was so gentle.
(M3 boy S.U.)

Today, we experienced Australian culture. First, we walked on a mountain. There were many botanical trees. I thought that it was like the jungle cruise in Disney Land. We saw a waterfall. Actually, I went to another waterfall the other day with my host family. But a cave that we went into today is bigger than that one. It had very mysterious beauty. I want to go to waterfalls in Japan. It rained hard today like squall. It didn’t last for a long time. I researched on the Internet and found that squall continues for only a short time. It was refreshing. We have had many good experiences in Australia!
(M3 girl, M.M.)

On August 14, I went to Springbrook National Park. It was far from the city, but there were a lot of nature that is so beautiful. In particular, the thing that remains in my heart is the big waterfall in the cave. Then,I played soccer with my friends and teacher in the park after lunch.
After that, I visited Hinze Dam Visitor Center. I bought a chocolate muffin, and it was very delicious.
Everything was so good. However, it was disappointing that it rained so hard.
I wanted to see the sunny scenery.
(M3 boy K.O.)

オーストラリア短期留学 3 (中学)

オーストラリア留学,広報】 10:35:48

オーストラリア短期留学の様子を生徒の日記とともにお伝えします。
– August 11, 2019
In Australia, I found a few differences between Australia and Japan. First, in Japan, trains come every 3 to 4 minutes, but trains here come once in an hour. When I found this, I was really surprised. If you miss a train, you have to wait for an hour until the next train comes.
Second, in a convenience store or supermarket, Japanese people put money on a tray, but here everyone hands money to the clerk.
Third, Australian people say hello even if they don’t know each other. Japanese people won’t greet to a stranger.
I have found many interesting differences so far.
(M3 girl Y.T.)

Today, I went sightseeing in Brisbane city by bus. I enjoyed shopping with my friends. I looked around various shops, but I was surprised at the sushi shop that sells sushi different from Japan, such as fried shrimp sushi rolls. Also, I drank tapioca milk tea at Gong Cha for the first time, and I was surprised at the amount of tea. Next, I went to University of Queensland. It is one of the top 10 universities in the world, and it was very big and beautiful. I was surprised to see that there is a movie theater and barber on campus. Then, we went to Mt. Coot-tha. I was able to see the whole Brisbane city.
I went to a lot of places today. Enjoyed myself, but I was tired. Tomorrow is a holiday, so I will try to talk to my host parents a lot. I can’t communicate in English well yet, but I will do my best.
(M3 boy Y. M.)

オーストラリア短期留学 2 (中学)

オーストラリア留学,広報】 10:30:34

オーストラリア短期留学の様子を生徒の日記とともにお伝えします。
– August 09, 2019
Today, I attended Canterbury classes with my buddy. His name was Azsaac. When I met him first, I said, “Nice to meet you,” and shook hands with him. He does computer programming like me. He uses python, and C#. I study python as my hobby, so I talked with my buddy about it. Sometimes, my English was not fluent enough to understand, but it was fun to talk with him. Not only this, there were still many common points between us. He loves Pokemon, and he listens to music popular among game players in Japan. We have lots of similarities, and I had good time with him.
(M3 boy K.Y.)

I have discovered something.
Everyone says, “Japanese people are shy while foreign people aren’t.” This is not true. I saw some students here in Australia. Some people are outgoing, and there are some other people who are very shy. I was surprised at this.
I couldn’t talk with local students today, so I will try to speak to them next week. I will probably find some shy boys or girls and talk to them.
(M3 boy T.M.)

Today, I had four classes with my buddy. My buddy was so kind and she helped me a lot. I thought that class system is very different between Japan and Australia. In Japan, we mostly listen to teachers in class, but here, they worked on their own with a laptop. The thing I am impressed with the most is that I have to thank this environment more. Because it isn’t easy that I go to a school in a different country, and it is so profitable. I had lots of fun today, and I am so tired.
(M3 girl K.S.)