In Japan, your after-school activity is your family. This chalkboard shows the list of clubs offered at this school.
These women are learning how to fire rifles in an effort to help the Japanese fight during WWII.
As I was eating breakfast one morning, my host-sister, Yuuki-chan came down in her school uniform. Even though she went to public school, she was required to wear a uniform.
School girls take a break from studying.
A number of middle-schoolers have trouble staying awake in class.
Several students from Nagasaki Gaidai, a sister school of St. Olaf, pose with Brendan Eagan during our last day there.
This is taken from the Millennium Hall on the Yonsei University campus where most of the classes for the exchange students attend further ahead on the right is the Korean Language Institute where the language classes are held and further beyond is the rest of the city outside the East Gate.
During the summer program, this area is filled with students between classes and nearby is a cafeteria, at the tables there are usual several trays filled with Korean food.
This is the teachers' room in a new middle school in Japan. Teachers in Japan do not have individual offices or spaces connected with their classrooms. Rather, all of the teachers on one floor of a school building have individual desks and class preparation space together in one large room, where they work after the school day and during free class periods during the day.
Children's drawings adorn this poster.
The front-yard of a middle-school
The image shown is the road leading up to the main gate. This is where most of the students are seen wandering before and after classes. The library, the Global Lounge, and engineering buildings are all located here as well.
Many of the universities in Korea are too crowded to take in all of the students in the dorm, so many students rent a room in a student boarding house. This particular boarding house is located less than 40 feet from the entrance to the East Gate of Yonsei University.
This is the computer classroom in a middle school in Japan. The computers are used to complete assignments from other classes, as well as for instruction in computer class, per se, so that the students are learning to employ computers across the curriculum.
Three boys enjoying their time between classes.
Most Japanese schools have classrooms connected by outdoor hallways.
A man sits in his hakama, looking through a turn-of-the-century telescope. This kind of viewing was possible by 1889 at the Astronomical Observatory of Tokyo Imperial University.
This bridge is a nice piece of architecture at the Engineering building in Yonsei University. Seoul, South Korea.
This is the Yonkojun celebration. In this picture we see students from Yonsei University cheering for their team. Seoul, South Korea.
Not all of the classes for exchange students are in Korea. To learn the basics of Korean history, Introduction to Korean Studies touches on all areas related to Korea.
In order to use the internet for free one can use the computer lab in the New Millennium Hall.
American educators were a tightly knit group and they maintained their school ties and affiliations in China.
All middle school students are required to participate in after -school activity clubs at the school. They are free to select which clubs they wish to join, but participation is mandatory. The clubs, of course, are group activities, an important part of education in Japan. Many of the clubs focus on areas of traditional Japanese culture, such as tea ceremony or ikebana. This photo shows the wooden swords - kendo sticks - of students belonging to the club that learns and practices the traditional art of kendo.
A lovely work of calligraphy near the student work and trophy display case in Kuriyagawa Middle School.
The Ellora Caves are a popular site for school field trips. Students learn the history of the early religious communities who lived in this area as they walk through the caves and observe the figures and symbols.