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SFUリーダーシップセミナー,広報】 2019/8/1 木曜日 — 15:45:59

スタンフォード大学リーダーシップセミナーの様子を生徒の日記とともにお伝えします。
DAY 2 (July 31)
Today was the first day of the workshop in Stanford University. On the way there, our bus had some troubles, and the driver said, “It is just steam,” but I was very uneasy. However, we were ok after another bus arrived for us. Our first workshop was very interesting and meaningful. I was really nervous when I met Mr. Ong, but I was soon able to talk freely because he always listened to me with a smile. Also, our mentors were very friendly. When I talked to them, they tried to understand my poor English, and they suggested some new ideas. They encouraged me, so I was able to achieve my goal easily. Today’s main activity was brainstorming to fix problems. We thought about problems in our life, then discussed the problems why, when, where, and how they happen. This work was really hard for me even in Japanese, but we had to use English. Our team wrote down any ideas on Post-It notes, and then asked our mentor what to do by using some vocabulary. That was confusing, but it became a good experience.
I learned the importance of acting right away, so I will try harder tomorrow. (Y.S H1)

“It is just smoke. Stay here.” The bus driver said. On the way to the Stanford, we all felt a little bit tired because of the jet lag. Suddenly, an alarm rang and the bus stopped. We were all surprised and anxious. The bus driver called a rescue truck and we changed to another bus. Mr. Kimura said, “We wanted to surprise Dr.Ong, but we were surprised by the bus driver.” My mind became clear and I felt that I can do anything because we were survivors. At Stanford, Dr.Ong introduced himself and started the program. I was so excited because I wanted to try many things; such as talking with the mentors, asking questions, and growing myself. The most impressive thing for me was the class in the afternoon. Dr.Ong separated us into nine groups and asked us to find some problems in the world and suggest some solutions. In the group, we proposed a lot of problems, but we couldn’t decide on one because all the problems were too big for us. We were very worried about that, but when we asked the mentor, he gave us some great advice. He advised us to think about more details and gave us some examples in America. It was very interesting and our discussion moved smoothly and deeply. I thought it was important for my growth to try asking questions. I am going to try that for the next five days. One accident and one piece of advice made us more interested and intelligent. We cannot imagine the next five days because this first day was really fun. (S.T H1)

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SFUリーダーシップセミナー,広報】 2019/7/31 水曜日 — 15:41:12

スタンフォード大学リーダーシップセミナーの様子を生徒の日記とともにお伝えします。
DAY 1 (July 30)
The nine days training has started today. I decided to do two things during this program before I came to Stanford. Firstly, I will try to speak actively to local people because I usually have few opportunities to go out to talk. Moreover, I want to communicate in English, but I don’t like speaking English. Secondly, I want to ask a professor questions because it’s a rare opportunity. Today, we visited Google and Intel. On the Google Campus, I realized two things; I was surprised to know that the people working for Google had a lot of freedom. I thought it was a formal company at first. However, it turned out to be a way to come up with good ideas for the employees.
I want to work in such a relaxed atmosphere in the future. At Intel, I didn’t understand what to say in English, but I was able to know how the latest technology was born.
I’ll try hard so that I can talk to the local people tomorrow. (T.S H1)

When I arrived in San Francisco, I was excited about what I will experience. At the same time, I felt a little bit nervous. However, I realized that I cannot feel nervous and hesitate. This program is only 7 days, and everything will happen in a flash. In fact, since we arrived at about 10 o’clock, today passed so fast. We visited the campuses of “Google” and “Intel”. I was surprised that I did not know the originator of both companies even though they are so famous and I often use their products. Although the lectures hasn’t started yet, everything was my first experience. So, I decided that I should treasure this program. For that reason, I set aims for each day. I decided that I will try to talk to everyone that are in my team tomorrow. For the next 7 days, I think that it will be important to do teamwork. So, I want to be friendly and talk to my teammates. I will do my best! (B.K H1)

The last time I went abroad was when I was four years old. When I got off the plane, I couldn’t answer the questions at customs. It was my first time to talk with customs and foreigners by myself. Also, we visited two companies in Silicon Valley. One was Google and the other was Intel, and we always use their technology. I learned a lot about them, such as how big they are and their products are made by many people. After that, I talked with various people, such as waiters and supermarket clerks in the afternoon. It was a great day. (H.O H1)

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SFUリーダーシップセミナー,広報】 15:34:04

7月30日(火)から8月7日(水)、希望者対象にスタンフォード大学短期留学を実施しています。その様子をこちらからお伝えします。

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SFUリーダーシップセミナー 7

SFUリーダーシップセミナー,広報】 2018/8/1 水曜日 — 16:48:16

スタンフォード大学リーダーシップセミナーの様子を生徒の日記とともにお伝えします。

DAY 7
I did a presentation about my research in English to everyone including Dr. Colin and Dr. Glenn. I was nervous to do that, and it didn’t go as I practiced. During the presentation, I forgot a part of my script, which I remembered before. After the presentation, Dr.Colin, Dr.Glenn and Dr.Colin’s wife gave me some advice. They pointed out that I should have explained the details and the points which they couldn’t understand. This advice was good for me as I could notice the bad points which I have now and also how to improve my skills. I want to think about those things as soon as possible. They also gave some me good points about my presentation. I felt happy and I want to improve my presentation. I couldn’t answer their questions well, so I want to study English more and improve my listening, understanding the main point, making my opinion quickly, and answering questions. At that time, my teammates did a presentation too. They did it well. I thought they were nice and also I was glad to have Shirui, who was one of the mentors who came to see our presentation. At that time, he gave me advice, and also after I came back to Japan, he gave me some advice from his friends who study solar cells. I met many good people who influenced me. I will try the things which I learned from this program and I want to keep in contact with the people I met at this time. (H. I H1)

It was the last day for us to visit Stanford University. I gave a presentation to two Japanese researchers at Stanford University. It was the first time to present about my research, so I was so nervous. However, the presentation was successful because I had prepared a lot. I realized it was important to prepare in advance. Furthermore, I felt so happy because they told me that my research was interesting, and they gave me some advice. It was a really valuable experience, so I appreciated the many people who gave me this opportunity. I think this experience was meaningful not only for students who presented but also for students who listened to those presentations. I believe everyone gained motivation or self-confidence then. Our program was almost over. Although we felt this program was very short, we’ve built a wonderful and strong teamwork. Therefore, what we got from this program was very big. In our final reflection time, we talked about our own honest feelings. Everyone spoke of their gratitude to each other, and we promised to be great friends from now on too. I was really moved by everyone’s words. This program at Stanford University was pretty wonderful. I’ll never forget the many experiences on this program. I’m grateful to the many people who took care of me like friends, teachers, professors at Stanford University, mentors, parents and so on. Thank you for everything. (N.K H2)

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SFUリーダーシップセミナー,広報】 2018/7/31 火曜日 — 11:52:32

スタンフォード大学リーダーシップセミナーの様子を生徒の日記とともにお伝えします。

DAY 6
Today was the last day of the SFU’s program, which was the most enjoyable part of this training. There were three good things for me in my training today. First, I made a presentation which was a summary of this training. When this project began, I was not good at English and I was very worried. In the beginning, I could not speak English well enough to communicate, which caused some trouble for my teammates. However, the situation got better as I got along with my teammates and a mentor, Nate day by day. During the presentation, I made a few mistakes but I thought that I was able to do it with confidence. Second, Mr. Glenn listened to my research when I was having lunch and I was very happy. I could not speak English very well, but Mr. Glenn understood me with a gentle smile. Mr. Glenn suggested a solution to my research. I was a little happy with my poor English. So, it was a very nice day today. I wanted to make use of what I learned from this study for my future. (J.Y H1)