We are getting excited to see your student off on Saturday, January 7th at 6:00am when the group boards their bus for JFK International Airport to begin their incredible journey to the Kichijo Girls’ School in Japan!
You can expect to receive updates twice daily on this blog. Please keep in mind that the time in Japan is 14 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST) so the postings may not happen on a schedule that makes sense in your time zone. This blog is the place to find pictures, videos and reflections from students and faculty on the trip, as well as to receive daily updates about the group’s activities and experiences. We are asking our faculty trip leaders to post all materials so that students can be present for every moment and so that they will not worry about posting to the blog in a timely manner.
We also strongly encourage you to keep your contact with your children to a minimum during their experience in Tokyo, Karuizawa and at the Kichijo Girls’ School, which will allow your students to fully immerse themselves in the life and community of the school and that of their host families. Emailing daily is a great way to touch base with your students without disrupting their engagement in school and other activities.
It is going to be a FANTASTIC experience for all and we look forward to sharing it with you on this blog.