Report of UCL-Japan Youth Challenge 2023 ①

Report of UCL-Japan Youth Challenge 2023 ① Report of UCL-Japan Youth Challenge 2023 ① Report of UCL-Japan Youth Challenge 2023 ① Report of UCL-Japan Youth Challenge 2023 ①

“夏期休暇中に英国で行われたUCL-Japan Youth Challenge 2023に本校からも4名の生徒が参加しました。

Report about Stay at Cambridge
July 23rd, 2023


On the inaugural day of our Cambridge experience, everything feels refreshingly delightful. The sky stretches in a brilliant blue expanse above, setting the perfect backdrop for a leisurely punting session. As I oversee the group, I can’t help but notice one of the Rikkyo students, blending in effortlessly with the British students, thoroughly relishing the majestic views of St John’s College, Trinity College, and King’s College. Engaging in cheerful conversations, marked by smiles and a genuine eagerness to comprehend local customs, he appears completely at ease. Amidst the tranquil ambiance of this academic city, I find myself thoroughly immersed in the atmosphere as well, cherishing every moment. Cambridge’s charm exudes from every corner, and it’s a pleasure to witness my students forming connections with the surroundings and the people. The leisurely pace and relaxing mood of the day only add to the joy of this unforgettable experience.

Cambridge group sightseeing

In the heart of Cambridge, our sightseeing journey begins with simple questions like, “”What’s that building?”” But it quickly evolves into engaging conversations about the history of each college. A kind British member enthusiastically shares captivating tales, like the tree at Trinity College, where an apple allegedly hit Isaac Newton, inspiring his theory of gravity. However, he humorously admits that this anecdote is just a delightful fabrication to entertain visitors like us. Despite the tale’s fictional nature, it adds charm to the already enchanting Cambridge experience, making our visit truly memorable.

Dinner Dining Hall, Robinson College

The day culminated in a formal dinner, providing an opportunity for Rikkyo students to exemplify exemplary manners for the other participants. Regrettably, I found myself engrossed in casual conversations with local students about Japanese cultures, inadvertently missing some significant moments. Nevertheless, it brought me immense joy to learn that many participants in the academic program harbored a profound interest in Japan, even considering it in their academic journey. Sharing this delightful discovery with my students undoubtedly lifted their spirits, leaving them feeling pleased and content. “