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  • Introducing the Participants

    Congratulations to the 20 students who have been selected to represent USM for the student exchange program 2023, Hiroshima, Japan. August 18-27, 2023

  • Day 8 - Saying goodbye to Japan, but leaving behind a treasure trove of memories ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตโœจ

    26 August 2023
    On the 26th of August 2023, as the sun rose over Hiroshima, a palpable sense of melancholy descended upon the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) exchange students. Our last day in this beautiful city marked the bittersweet end of an unforgettable chapter in their lives. The once bustling streets and vibrant neighborhoods now echoed with the hushed tones of farewells. Tears welled up in our eyes as we bid adieu to the friends we had made along the journey, bonds forged through shared experiences and cultural exploration. But the most profound sadness was reserved for iur foster families who had opened their hearts and homes to us students, becoming more than just hosts โ€“ they were foster families, guardians of cherished memories. As the exchange students boarded their departing flights, Hiroshima's serenity stood in stark contrast to the emotional whirlwind within us, a testament to the profound impact of our time spent together in this city of peace.
  • Day 7 recap - Miyajima Island, also known as Itsukushima, is a captivating Japanese gem nestled in the Seto Inland Sea.

    25 August 2023
    Famous for its iconic floating Torii gate, the island is a harmonious blend of natural beauty and cultural significance. Visitors can explore lush forests, encounter free-roaming deer, and savor delectable local cuisine while taking in the serenity of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Miyajima Island is a timeless destination that embodies the essence of Japan's rich history and breathtaking landscapes.
    On August 25th, 2023, our students including the heads of escord, Dr. Sazlina & Puan Rosliza embarked on an unforgettable journey to Miyajima Island, Japan. This cultural exchange initiative fostered cross-cultural understanding as the USM students immersed themselves in the enchanting beauty and rich heritage of the island. They marveled at the iconic Itsukushima Shrine, known for its stunning floating torii gate, and explored the island's lush forests and serene landscapes. Engaging with local Japanese traditions, they enjoyed Hiroshima's renowned okonomiyaki and oysters. This day of exploration and interaction left lasting impressions, enhancing the global perspective and camaraderie of the USM exchange students.
  • Recap for Day 6 at Hiroshima City; The Hiroshima castle was originally constructed in the 1590s, ๐ŸฏWe came through the back gate and walked through the park, which was very peaceful and beautiful.

    24 August 2023
    Honkawa Elementary School ๐Ÿซ
    This is where the memories of how an atomic bomb capable of destroying and killing those who are digging in their school education.
    On the 24th of August 2023, a group of exchange students from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) embarked on a memorable cultural exploration in Hiroshima, Japan. Their itinerary included a visit to the historic Hiroshima Castle, an iconic symbol of the city's resilience and history. Against the backdrop of lush greenery and a majestic castle tower, the students immersed themselves in the rich heritage of Hiroshima. Additionally, the USM exchange students demonstrated their commitment to cross-cultural understanding by visiting Honkawa Primary School, where they engaged in interactive sessions with Japanese students, sharing their experiences and fostering international friendships. This meaningful exchange left a lasting impression, fostering goodwill and cultural exchange between these two diverse educational institutions and furthering the spirit of global understanding.
  • Recap for Day 5 at Hiroshima City; we visited Shukkeien, Hiroshimaโ€™s famous Japanese garden๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ, is deeply entwined with local history spanning centuries ago through to the cityโ€™s darkest hour in 1945. Also, This is a beautiful and intimate garden. It was an incredibly hot and rainy day but there were places to sit in the shade to soak up the beautiful surroundings.

    23 August 2023
    Next is a small but beautiful museum in the heart of the factory. It has been awesome to be able to see the active factory line and a great selection of old and new Mazda cars.๐Ÿš—๐Ÿ’จ
    On the 23rd of August 2023, we embarked on a captivating journey to explore the historical and cultural riches of Hiroshima, Japan. Our day began with a serene visit to Shukkeien Garden, a tranquil oasis nestled in the heart of the city. This meticulously designed traditional Japanese garden, dating back to the 17th century, enchanted us with its lush landscapes, picturesque ponds, and meticulously pruned bonsai trees. As we strolled through the garden's winding paths, we absorbed the essence of Japanese aesthetics and the harmony between nature and design. Later, we ventured to the Mazda Factory, a modern marvel of engineering and automotive innovation. Here, we witnessed the meticulous assembly of vehicles and learned about Mazda's commitment to sustainable manufacturing practices. This juxtaposition of historical serenity and cutting-edge industry made for a day filled with profound cultural insights and technological marvels, leaving an indelible mark on my understanding of Hiroshima's past and present.
  • Day-4 at Hiroshima city recap; we had a blast strolling around the splendid city of Hiroshima & Hondori street alongside our HCU buddies & later on had full-tummy of scrumptious Japanese food prepared by the buddies themselves. Oh take us back to Hiroshima ๐Ÿฅน๐Ÿ’”

    22 August 2023
    On August 22nd, 2023, a remarkable lecture titled "Global Hibakusha" was delivered at HCU (Hiroshima City University) by Prof. Robert A. Jacobs. This lecture, likely focused on the long-lasting impact of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, would have shed light on the experiences and struggles of survivors, known as Hibakusha, and their global significance in advocating for peace and nuclear disarmament. Following the lecture, a series of exchange activities involving HCU students and participants from the USM (presumably a university or organization) took place. These activities included a lunch meeting, a presentation by the USM students or representatives, a city tour to explore Hiroshima's history and culture, a communal dinner, and an evening of games at the Sakura Dormitory. Such engagements foster cultural exchange, knowledge sharing, and friendships, emphasizing the importance of international cooperation and understanding, especially in the context of Hiroshima's poignant history.
  • Recap Day-3; It was a heartwrenching experience paying visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum & having witnessed the agony & suffering endured by the A-bomb victims. โ€œBerat mata memandang, berat lagi bahu yang memikulโ€, is perfect idiom to demonstrate our exact feelings to have heard firsthandedly by the survivor who made living henceforth. It was indeed a monumental lifetime experience for us!

    21 August 2023

    The Peace Studies Program scheduled for August 21st offers a comprehensive and deeply impactful educational experience centered around Hiroshima's profound history and the devastating effects of the atomic bomb. Participants will embark on a journey of reflection and understanding through visits to significant landmarks, including the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, where they will gain insight into the horrors of the bombing, and the Peace Memorial Park, a symbol of hope and reconciliation. The program further encourages empathy and remembrance with a visit to the Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and emotional components such as listening to A-bomb memoir readings and testimonies from Hibakusha survivors. This immersive itinerary aims to foster a profound appreciation for peace, solidarity, and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable tragedy.

  • โ€œTak Kenal Maka Tak Cintaโ€ Since we just met our foster families, of course, we need to spend time together to build a meaningful relationship!

    20 August 2023
    So, we spent a full day with our foster families! We cooked okonomiyaki, takoyaki, visited museums, went fruit picking, and more!On the 20th of August 2023, exchange students from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) embarked on an immersive cultural journey with the Hippo Family Club in Japan, partaking in a full day of enriching activities. This engaging experience provided the USM students with a unique opportunity to delve into Japanese culture, fostering cross-cultural understanding. Throughout the day, they actively participated in traditional rituals, such as tea ceremonies and calligraphy sessions, deepening their appreciation for Japan's rich heritage. This cultural exchange not only strengthened their global perspectives but also forged lasting friendships, bridging the gap between nations through shared experiences and a mutual quest for knowledge.
  • Day 1 ; USM- HCU Exchange Program 2023

    19 August 2023
    On the departure day of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) exchange students heading to Hiroshima as part of their student exchange program in collaboration with Hiroshima City University (HCU), there is an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation as students prepare for this enriching international experience. Friends and family gather at the departure point to bid farewell to these adventurous scholars. As they embark on their journey, a mix of emotions fills the air - from nervousness about the unknown to the thrill of cultural immersion. This exchange program promises a transformative experience, fostering cross-cultural understanding and academic growth, as these students prepare to embrace the vibrant culture and rich history of Hiroshima, making lasting memories while contributing to global education and diplomacy.

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