Saturday, August 23rd — The First Week of SICE
The SICE 2014 students arrived safely and have finished orientation. It was a very wet first few days, but today we are seeing our first real sunshine. We had a successful opening ceremony this morning. The students gave self introductions in Japanese, and although there was some stumbling, they all did a great job. The schedule for this weekend is settling in at host family homes and learning the geography of both individual neighborhoods and Morioka as a whole. On Monday, each student will make her/his way to Iwate University and begin classes. The next day is the first day at one of the public middle schools. SICE is under way!