Project Week is a chance to use the skills you’ve learned at UWC ISAK Japan to bring positive change to the world. It’s a unique time for you to practice leadership while pursuing something you find interesting, important, and exciting.
Project Week happens each year in October. All classes are cancelled so students can attend workshops, give presentations, create proposals, volunteer, and travel abroad. For many students, these experiences are life-changing!
“Every activity during Project Week taught me a lot of things I think I would never get to experience in other schools or even be taught at this age. We will benefit from this in the long run as we grow to adults and pursue our careers”
– Mari (Japan, Class of 2018)
Project Week – Grade 10
For G10 students, Project Week is a chance to bond with your new classmates as you focus on developing the core leadership principle of mindfulness. Students take workshops that help them explore their purpose and passions as they learn to identify what is most important. Activities include self and group reflection, outdoor team building exercises and a challenging daylong group hike.
Project Week – Grade 11 & 12
For IBDP students, Project Week is an opportunity to take direct action to fulfill the mission of students’ leadership projects (CAS). Depending on the stage of the project, this might mean a few days in Tokyo interviewing college professors, running a small workshop in Karuizawa, hiking in the mountains or a trip abroad. Throughout the process, UWC ISAK Japan students make real change happen as they work to turn their ideas into positive outcomes for people, animals and the planet.