May 30th, 2015
“Stanford e-Japan” is a distance-learning course sponsored by the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), which enrolls high school students in Japan to engage in an intensive study of U.S. society and culture. They will participate in 10-12 60-minute “virtual classes” via the Internet from May to September 2015. They are also required to allot 3-4 hours per week to complete the lectures, discussions, readings, and assignments. The course will culminate in an independent research project. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion from SPICE, Stanford University.
From Takatsuki High School two highly motivated second-year students of the GA course applied to this course and both were admitted to it. They have not lived long overseas, but study English hard here in Takatsuki.
The kick-off session of the course was held at 1 pm on May 30th. Using PCs on which a special application is installed, course students in turn introduced themselves briefly to the instructor and around 30 course mates throughout Japan. Both of the Takatsuki students also did well.