On April 22, 30 senior high school students from the Lycée Provence, a Jesuit high school in Marseille, France, and their teacher J-M. Dalan and two other representatives visited Sophia University.
Following a greeting by Vice President Atsuko Nagai, the Admission Office staff introduced our university, and those students raised questions about green science and engineering and other topics.
Afterwards, more than 20 current students from the departments of History, French Literature, and French Studies also joined and enjoyed a walk around the campus together.
One of the participating students commented, “At first I was anxious, but as we talked and tried to be creative, we got along so well that I forgot about the language and cultural barriers. It was a valuable and enriching experience.”
Professor Masanori Sakano of the History Department, who was in charge of planning for this visit, said, “We had more students gather than we had hoped, transcending the boundaries between departments. It was meaningful that we were able to provide our students with an opportunity to practice international exchange during their daily school life with collaboration between high school and university in the global context.”