Our students who take 日本 stand out in a crowd. They show prospective colleges and future employers that they possess determination, 耐心, 不要害怕挑战自己.
The 日本 language program at Harvey started in 2002 and has developed through the years to extend well beyond the classroom. Between 10-15% of all Harvey students take 日本 each year. 学生 can begin their study of the language and culture of Japan in 9th grade and take four years of the language.
Learning the 日本 language is beneficial for many reasons. Japan is the third largest economy in the world and the second largest direct foreign investor in the U.S. American and 日本 companies located in the U.S. are continually looking for job applicants who are proficient in 日本 and who understand the culture.
学生 are intrigued to learn more about the 日本 language and the country that inspired such "cool" cultural exports as Anime, 漫画, 武术, 折纸, 卡拉ok, 和视频游戏.
学生 look forward to the many opportunities that they have to interact with students from Japan. Every year Harvey and The Keio Academy, a 日本 school 20 minutes from Harvey in Purchase, N.Y., share a school-exchange program where we shadow and interact with students from Japan who are studying in America.
Our students enjoy many opportunities to discover 日本 culture outside the classroom, including attending the 日本 Spring Festival at the United Nations School in New York, welcoming Taiko drummers and a Koto group to Harvey, visiting the Katonah Museum of Art for an exhibit on samurai armor, and dining out at local 日本 restaurants.
The 日本 language program seeks to make the study of the language and its culture relevant to our students and inspire them to continue with the study of the language beyond their time at Harvey.
Harvey has sister schools located in Tokyo and Hiroshima that we visit every two years in a home-stay program. These school trips abroad are open to students who study 日本 and offer an exciting opportunity to learn about the culture of Japan first hand, 练习他们的日语技能, and develop long-lasting relationships with students in Japan.
我校学生于2018年6月访问日本, and we will welcome students from Japan to home-stays with Harvey students in March 2019. This visit will allow the 日本 students the opportunity to learn more about the U.S. and give our students the chance to continue the relationships they started when we visited the year before. 冰球突破下次去日本是在2020年.
Several of our students have gone on to study 日本 in college while many others have decided to study abroad in Japan.