Shibu-Maku Creates Options: Overseas Universities

Applying to university is the culmination of our students’ journey through Shibu-Maku. We understand that not everyone knows exactly what they want to study in university or which university they would like to attend, which is why we strive to give our students options. Some of students choose the option to apply to overseas universities annually. Like all of our students, these students are fully supported by our staff, including a dedicated team of guidance counselors with specialized knowledge in choosing and applying to overseas universities.
Choosing the university that best fits each person and completing the application process requires our students to be Self-Thinking and have Self-Awareness. They have to know themselves to be able to choose the best environment in which to pursue their undergraduate studies. Additionally, the students and their parents need quality information to make informed decisions. Our guidance counselors provide this information via the Shibu-Maku University Application Textbook and Workbook, by working with our students from their first year of high school (Grade 11), being accessible to students and parents, and through various information sessions during the school year.
At the end of June, we hold an information session about the experience of studying at overseas universities. Shibu-Maku graduates that are either currently studying at or have graduated from overseas universities discuss their experiences and answers questions. During the first part of July, we host an information session regarding the process of applying to overseas universities. At this session, recent graduates preparing to begin university overseas share their experience applying to university and answer questions.
Shibu-Maku students also benefit from frequent school visits by admissions officers of various universities. These visits allow our students to personally connect with representatives from a wide range of universities. At the same time, it allows the admissions officers to gain a fuller understanding of the rigorous academics and outstanding character and capabilities of the student body at Shibu-Maku.
We regularly send students to top quality universities including: Boston College, Columbia University, Cornell University, New York University, Pomona College, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, Williams College, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the University of Sydney, Charles University, and McGill University.

  

選択肢のひとつとして:海外大学進学

 大学受験は本校生徒にとって大きな目標であると同時に重要な未来への通過点となるべきものです。しかし、生徒自身が大学で何を学びたいか、そのためにはどの大学に進学すべきかを正しく理解することは大変難しく、そこに本校が生徒一人ひとりに対して様々な人生の可能性を考えてもらおうと尽くす理由があります。
 毎年10名前後の生徒が海外大学進学を志しますが、本校には国内大学進学者と同じレベルで海外大学の選択や出願をサポートできるネイティブの海外大学進学専門カウンセラーを中心としたチーム体制があります。
 大学選択・出願には自調自考の心構えが求められます。まず、自分の志す学問に相応しい環境を検討するにあたっては自分自身を知ることが必要です。また、決定に際しては信頼できる質の高い情報も不可欠です。本校には海外大学進学のためのノウハウやこれまでの歴史があり、生徒は主体的に情報を入手することができます。
 6月から7月にかけては複数回にわたり、海外大学に進学した卒業生を招いて、海外大学進学をいつ頃から考えどのような準備をしてきたか、大学選びや出願のポイント、海外大学生活の様子などについての、体験談を交えた説明会を実施しています。
 また、多くの海外大学Admission Officer(AO)が来校し、生徒が直接相談できる機会が設けられています。この訪問は生徒が情報を収集できるだけでなく、AOに本校生徒の能力や学問に対する真摯さ、独自のスクールカラーを認識いただく絶好の機会となっています。