2016.06.01 アメリカ留学

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.



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.




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.








2016.03.01 オーストラリア留学

The new school year has just begun in Australia and once again we are proud to have a student representing us at St. Mary’s College, Nigawa Gakuin’s sister school in Ipswich, QLD. The students and teachers at St. Mary’s, along with her host family, have welcomed Sahori with open arms, ensuring that the transition into her new surroundings has been both smooth and exciting. The year ahead will provide many challenges, but we trust that Sahori will make the most of this wonderful opportunity and be a fine ambassador for our two schools to further develop our friendship. As always, the noticeboard on the 2nd floor in the high school will have regular updates from Sahori as well as photos and information about the exchange program with St. Mary’s College.





1月になり、オーストラリアの学校では新学年・新学期が始まりました! そして今年度も仁川学院高校から1名、姉妹提携校のSt. Mary’s Collegeへ留学生を送り出せたことを我々一同は誇らしく思っています。留学先のオーストラリア・クイーンズランド州イプスウィッチにあるSt. Mary’s Collegeでも、生徒、先生方、ホストファミリーの皆さんが諸手を挙げて我々の生徒・サホリを大歓迎してくれています! この留学期間で多くの挑戦にぶつかるでしょうが、彼女ならきっとこの留学という素晴らしい機会を最大現に活用し、仁川学院とSt. Mary’s Collegeの友好関係が更に深まるような、橋渡しとしての役割もになってくれると信じています。今後も、本校2階の留学掲示板で、サホリからの定期報告としてのレポートや写真を掲示していきます!




2015.11.10 国際交流その他
【受け入れ】From France!

The junior high and elementary schools were recently lucky enough to have a special overseas visitor. Emie was born and raised in France, but has been living in Singapore for the past several years and decided to take advantage of her school holidays to experience Japanese school life for the first time. As with previous visitors, our students were keen to ensure that Emie made the most of her time with us through various activities, only wishing that she could have stayed longer.

Using her remarkable language skills in English, Japanese and her native French, Emie taught us about her home in France and her current life in Singapore. She also joined several elementary school classes receiving an enthusiastic welcome from the 5th and 6th graders (see picture).

We will be sure to stay in contact with Emie and look forward to her next visit later this year. Merci, Emie!

Elementary school (16) (blog) C3-4 (1)(blog)





これからもエミさんとは連絡を取り合っていきたいですし、次回の訪問を心待ちにしています! メルシー、エミさん!

2015.09.08 アメリカ留学

The new academic year has just begun at Saint Mary’s Catholic High School, our sister school in the U.S. This year, one second grade high school student has taken on the big challenge and responsibility of representing Nigawa Gakuin for a one-year study abroad experience. After completing a 6-month orientation period in Japan, Wakana arrived in Phoenix, Arizona in the middle of the dry summer heat of 44 degrees! Just a few days later, she joined her new friends and teachers, in full uniform, to commence classes – of course, in English!

Wakana’s classmates here at Nigawa have already had an opportunity to talk with her during an English class video chat, and we are looking forward to seeing regular updates and photos on our international noticeboard. Good luck Wakana!



私たちの姉妹提携校である、アメリカのSaint Mary’s Catholic High Schoolでも新学期が始まりました。今年度は本校から1名、現在高校2年生の生徒が仁川学院を代表して渡米し、同校での留学生活を始めています。出発まで半年間のオリエンテーションを行い、アリゾナ州・フェニックスに到着したワカナさん。到着した日はなんと44度の気温でした!! 到着して数日後には、もう新しい制服を着て、新しい仲間や先生方と出会い、授業も始まりました。



2015.07.15 国際交流その他
【受け入れ】From America!

This week, the junior high school is lucky to have a special visitor from the United States who is visiting Nigawa during her summer vacation. Marisa’s family is Japanese, but she was born and raised in San Jose, California. School life in the U.S. is very different from that in Japan, and this week will be an opportunity for her to experience first hand these differences. Marisa gave our English class today a very informative presentation on her usual school life, much of which was very eye-opening for our students. We hope that Marisa enjoys her short time at Nigawa and perhaps comes back one day for a longer visit!



今週、仁川学院中学校ではアメリカからの特別訪問者をお迎えしました! ご家族は日本人ですが、カリフォルニア州のサン・ホセで生まれ育ったマリサさんが、夏休みを利用して本校に来てくれたのです。アメリカでの学校生活と日本の学校生活の違いは非常に異なっています。マリサさんにとっては、その違いを肌で感じる機会です。彼女も、私たちに英語の授業の中で、アメリカでの日常生活についてプレゼンテーションをしてくれました。本校の生徒たちにとっても、「目から鱗」的な情報が満載でした。今回は短期訪問でしたが、また是非日本に来て、今度はもっと長い期間本校を訪れてきてほしいと願っています!

2015.06.10 アメリカ留学

This month, four students who spent 10 months studying in the U.S. (Arizona and Hawaii) returned to Nigawa Gakuin. All of us here at Nigawa had been following their adventures via the monthly reports and photos posted on the exchange noticeboard, and now we have an opportunity to hear first-hand from the students themselves about the many unforgettable experiences they had during their studying abroad.



Not only did this experience help them improve their English skills, they have returned to us as more mature and independent 3rd grade students, ready to face their next big challenge as “jukensei”. In addition, they will also be helping our next students prepare for upcoming exchanges to the U.S. and Australia.

Our warmest regards and thanks go out to our everyone at our sister school Saint Mary’s Catholic High School in Arizona, our new friends at Sacred Hearts Academy in Hawaii, and the host families who supported our students during their time in the U.S.



アメリカから「ただいま!」 そして「おかえり!」



姉妹提携校であるSaint Mary’s Catholic High School(アリゾナ州)の皆さん、今回から新しい交流が生まれたSacred Hearts Academy(ハワイ州)の皆さん、そして今回彼女たちを支えてくれたホストファミリーの皆さん、本当にありがとうございました!