The farewell party for the French students was held on October 20 (Sn). During the party, each of the French students and the members of their host families had a chance to talk about the study experience program and the time they had spent together, saying that they had a precious experience that they had never had before. All those present at the party seemed unwilling to part from each other. We would like to take this occasion to extend our special appreciation to those who gave us valuable assistance to make this program fruitful and memorable.
The 14 students of Lycée Nevers participated in one-week study experience at Toba from October 16 (W) through 18 (F). During the classes, both Nevers and Toba students tried to communicate in French, English and Japanese, and sometimes with the help of gestures. Besides the classes, they joined several other activities including preparation sessions for Toba Sotai, or the Annual Athletic Meet and extracurricula activities, such as Tea Ceremony, Sumo, Kendo, Igo and Shogi (traditional Japanese board games), and Button twirling. They are going to stay with their host family all day on Saturday.