On Thursday, March 16, students had their last day of school in Chitose and said goodbye to their host families. Host families brought the students to the hotel to reunite with their families. Afterward TIS parents treated their child’s host family to dinner. Tomorrow the group starts the sightseeing portion of Capstone where they will… View Article
Japanese track 5th graders attend their first day as students at the Takadai Elementary School.
Greetings from Chitose, Hokkaido! Despite long international flights including 2 hours layover in Seoul & late arrival last night, Japanese 5th graders had a good rest and started off their big adventure! We walked a lot and ate a lot of good food on our first day before meeting their host families. Walking along chitose… View Article
Students and chaperones departed for Japan today! They are all very excited and full of smiles. Here are a few photos from the airport and plane from TIS parent Yukako.
We had a wonderful send-off assembly today, during which we came together as a school and celebrated this special moment with our 5th graders.* Each 1st through 5th grader got a flag to carry – one color per grade to symbolize our multiculturalism – that counts down how many years they have until their Capstone…. View Article
Images from our Capstone experience
All of us safely back to the US and start focusing on upcoming Exhibition now.I believe the experiences that they’ve had in Japan will be their life time treasure. I am so happy to be a part of this event with my great students. That makes me motivated to work for this school. – Takanori Fuji,… View Article
Foods are a big part of trip for all of us. We’ve gotten to try a variety of foods that we do not normally have in Portland. In Hokkaido, they are all inexpensive, tasty, and fresh (not frozen). Some examples: – Takanori Fujii, TIS 5th Grade Teacher
Exhibition is a special unit designed and executed by the students themselves.This Exhibition is truly unique to our school because we connect it to the 5th grade Capstone academic trips abroad. Before students left, they designed questionnaires on their topic of interest to gather data in their host countries. This year, our Exhibition topic is “population”…. View Article
The students are now done with school visit and homestays. The rest of trip will be spent touring Japan and learning about its history and culture. We are ready to enjoy true Japan! – Takanori Fujii, TIS 5th Grade Teacher
The snow here almost melted away but it is still chilly outside. However, the temperature inside the school is really high. Our students have experienced lots of things during their school visit. – Takanori Fujii, TIS Japanese Teacher
Our students are trying really hard to follow all instructions during their classes. The class has 25 regular students, and it is the TIS students’ first time to join such a large class like this. It also creates priceless lessons in their lives. The Homestay and School visits on Capstone Study Abroad program will create lifetime… View Article