“Community learning “Super” Experience Program” was held in Suzu from July 16 to 18, and 36 students including international students joined the event.
This subject consists of prep classes (3 times), camp (3 days and 2 nights), review class (once), report meeting, and final report. Its aim is to nurture human resilience which will help the students train and develop oneself through recognizing the importance of physical and mental strength, accepting diverse ways of thinking, and being aware that they are members of the society in an environment where they share joys and sorrows with each other.
They experienced Zen meditation, mowed the grass of conservation forest, stayed at local residents’ house, and listened to the lectures by President Koetsu YAMAZAKI and Vice President Masayoshi SHIBATA. They cooperated with each other in mowing grass in a light rain and deepened their understandings of the area through staying and talking with local residents. In the home-stay report meeting, some participants said that they were treated warmly and had a valuable experience, and others said that they could talk about various things based on prep classes. These experiences gave them some clues to develop themselves. After this, students will take review class, participate in report meetings, submit final report, and get 1 credit.
This year’s program will be held 4 times and the next one will be held from August 6 to 8 at Hakusan area.