The CIEE Study Center in Tokyo is excited to welcome 29 students from 19 US colleges and universities to our 2011 fall semester program at Sophia University. Our comprehensive orientation program began with arrival support at Narita Airport on September 13, and continues until classes begin on September 30.
During the first week of the program, all CIEE students attended orientation sessions, explored temples in Narita and Asakusa, and visited Odaiba for a welcome lunch. Homestay students attended a CIEE-led homestay orientation, and were introduced to their host families in the following "taimenshiki." Dorm students were escorted by CIEE staff to their accommodations for the semester.
The following week, students returned to campus to join CIEE's session on cultural adaptation and goal setting, attend Sophia University's orientation, and take the Japanese placement exam. Students were also given an opportunity to get out and explore the city through participation in a scavenger hunt.
Fall semester students playing Barnga during an orientation workshop