Welcome back from Arizona!

After spending an unforgettable 10 months studying in the U.S., Wakana has finally returned to Nigawa Gakuin – now as a 3rd grade student. Many of us were following her adventures through the monthly reports and photos posted on the exchange noticeboard, but now we have an opportunity to hear first-hand about the many experiences she had during her studying abroad.

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In addition to her core studies, Wakana was involved in many extra-curricular activities such as drama and dance, enabling her to forge strong friendships with both students and teachers and Saint Mary’s. This experience helped her to improve her English communication skills and become more independent. As Wakana takes on her next challenges in the final year of high school, she will also be helping our next students prepare for upcoming exchanges to the U.S. and Australia.

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Our warmest regards and thanks go out to everyone at our sister school Saint Mary’s Catholic High School in Arizona and her host family for their wonderful support.