Cross Cultural Communication Training Program for Yokohama Municipal Minami High School
November 08, 2018
On November 3rd and 4th 2018, 25 students from Yokohama Municipal Minami High School, which is designated as Super Global High School (SGH), participated in a 2-day training program at IUJ. The all section of the program were carried out in English. Joining of 13 IUJ international students from 11 countries enabled the participants to learn cross cultural communication in a much cultural diverse environment.
On the first day
Professor Mohammed K. Ahmed, specially appointed professor of Graduate School of International Management, gave a lecture focusing on cross cultural understanding. Its content was such as cultural custom differences and how we see other cultures. Discussing in small groups and exchanging opinions between the students and the facilitators deepened the consideration and understanding of the topics.
After the lecture, the participants went to see around the IUJ campus guided by IUJ students.
On the second day
Professor Michael Mondejar, Center for Language Education and Research, gave a lecture focusing on socializing which aimed to enhance ability of asking, continuing a conversation actively, and listing to others.
At the end of the 2-day training program, all members gathered for a farewell party. After enjoying ethnic foods and talking, the lecturers and IUJ students surprisingly received a Japanese song and heart-warmed thank-you cards from the participants.
This training program gave an opportunity not only for the participants to learn cross cultural communication, but also for IUJ students to interact closely with Japanese high school students. IUJ will continue to lead the globalization in this society through collaborating with SGH which aims at developing global leaders who would work on international stage in the near future.