Gyoshu Junior & Senior High > International Trips
See below for pictures from our Iowa trips.
Goals and Purpose of the Trip
Why do we go to Iowa?
One of the main objectives of the trip is that we hope students will come to understand what life is like in the United States and what it is like to be a typical junior high student there. We want to provide students with opportunities to communicate with native English speakers their same age and we hope that they will take advantage of this opportunity to improve they understanding and ability to speak in English.
We also hope to instill a greater sense of independence, maturity and self-confidence and that students will develop tolerance and respect for differences by being immersed in another culture. We hope that students will develop meaningful friendships with the other students they meet and that their perspective of the world will be broaden by the experience.
We usually visit Iowa during the month of March. During the trip the school will post photos of the students in Iowa on our website. Check at the "International Exchange Page" in the "News and Events" section of this website.