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ニュージーランド・サマーキャンプ【New Zealand Summer Camp】

posted Mar 3, 2017, 3:57 PM by Yoshitaka Uchida Hokudai
 もう3月! 時が経つのが早すぎです。いろいろ前後すると思いますが今年もブログを更新し続けられるようにしなければ。2月はニュージーランドに行っていました。学生を8人も連れて。日本の大学は2、3月が休みなので、その間海外に行く学生も多いですよね。私は、国際本部という部署と連携しながら学生に農業や英語を学んでもらうプロジェクトをやっています。それがニュージーランド・サマーキャンプです。行先はもちろん私の母校、リンカーン大学です。

   March already. Time flies. I will continue updating this blog this year. In Feb, I have been in New Zealand with 8 of my students. Feb and Mar are holidays in Japanese Universities thus many students spend some time in overseas. This New Zealand summer camp has been organized by me and our international office, letting them study English and Agriculture. We were at Lincoln University, my home University, of course. 
   Since I left Lincoln, I have been re-visiting it almost every year, thus professors there helped me, quite smoothly, again. This kind of relationship is very precious for me. Lincoln University is a small University but it really focuses on 'real' farming research. The University has its own farms and their productivity is one of the tops in this country. Thus, they are role models for New Zealand farmers. This is how New Zealand agricultural Universities work, unlike Japan. I hope my students saw and understood this fact. 
   They also studied English and lecturers at the English school lecturers helped them a lot in terms of their grammars and presentation skills. 
   I always love beautiful sunshine and clean air in New Zealand. Well, I had been there long enough to be partial to New Zealand but I relaxed a lot, for a few weeks.