Making friends across cultures in a first cross-cultural experience
This program brings together domestic and international students, mainly new students, for one night and two days of cross-cultural exchange. The program began in 2004 and draws more than 200 students every year, making it very popular. The theme in AY2015 was Pirates of the Caribbean. Students were divided
into five pirate ships (teams) for icebreaking (get-to-know-you) games. The only way for the students to clear these games was to actively use their other teammates' language and understand and respect each others' thinking. At the beginning of the program the students were all complete strangers but by the end they had truly come together, like pirates, and gained the irreplaceable treasure of friendship.
New students, please join in! A world you cannot experience in class is waiting.