Following our afternoon in Old Town Karuizawa, we went up Mt. Asama to ISAK, The International School of Asia, Karuizawa. We were privileged enough to visit the campus and meet with a group of students for some discussion time and fellowship over a meal. The IB (International Baccalaureate) program requires students to engage in a CAS (Creativity, Action, and Service) Project. We met with students who had named theirs “Project Iridescent.”
This is the second in a series of three posts where MPS students will share their impressions of the relationships between MPS and ISAK, the mission and vision of ISAK in relation to that of MPS, and the content of the conversations they shared.
Here’s Annie Wertheimer on the mission…
“The opportunity to visit ISAK was an amazing experience. I could see so many similarities between Porter’s and ISAK.
We made it to ISAK! The mission of the school has clear and definite similarities to our own, especially it's focus on changing the future. We hope that as global citizens and transformational leaders, the group of young women who met this afternoon will positively shape this changing world. #porters #portersinjapan #mpsintermission #missporters #isak
The mission of ISAK is very similar to that of Porter’s because it encourages students to go beyond the community where they live and to create change. We saw at ISAK how they really follow through on these words. All of the students participate in a CAS group project about a subject of their choice, something about which they are very passionate.
It was so amazing to see and experience a slice of life at ISAK. I know we all loved visiting the school and meeting the students in Project Iridescent as well as others in classes and at dinner so much!”
Come back for the third part of this series soon!