SLC Hosts 9 Students from Ferris University

SLC Hosts 9 Students from Ferris University

Nine students from Ferris University in Yokohama, Japan are in Silliman University for a weeklong service-learning program beginning September 3.

These students are hosted by the Service-Learning Center (SLC). They are assigned as groups to SLC’s partner communities around Dumaguete City where they experience Filipino culture and are exposed to day-to-day activities.

The nine are enrolled in Ferris’ Global and Inter-cultural Studies Program: Ikue Seya, Reina Honda, Yuri Hiraishi, Sayaka Kurishima, Saki Suzuki, Kae Imamura, Kanon Motoki, Miki Sato and Takae Maeno.

Ferris University is one of the active academic partners of SLC that regularly send students.

Service-learning is a teaching pedagogy that complements classroom learning. It takes students out of the classroom and into the community where they have a close encounter with realities on the ground. Journal writing and focus group discussions are among the tools used to monitor realizations and insights.