We coordinated a program at UC Davis for a private girl’s high school in Tokyo. Students who participated in this program were interested in pursuing their study in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields at University. Vice principal of this high school is a science teacher and believes that it is important for students who will pursue their academic and professional careers in STEM fields to be globally minded. This program was developed based on her vision.
Students of this program took English as second language course in the morning. The ESL curriculum was customized for this program focusing on speaking and presentation skills. In class, students had discussion about recent topics in STEM with UC Davis undergraduate students and presented their ideas in front of the whole class.
Students had a chance to visit UC Davis research facilities and student farm.
Students had an excursion to UC Berkeley and Stanford. They had a chance to meet and interact with Japanese students at those universities.