南山大学

 

Alumni Network Former International Students

Sean Ellsworth

There were no lectures in the faculties on 30 April 2008 because of a replacement holiday, but it was a normal day of classes in the CJS. So on this day, which was also close to the end of the CJS Spring Semester, we were able to meet former CJS student Sean Ellsworth. Sean came from Rochester University to study at the CJS from September 1998 to May 1999. When he first arrived his Japanese was beginner’s level, but now he is fluent. The reason is that after graduating from university in the United States, he taught for six years on the JET Program at secondary schools in Hagi and Iwakuni in Yamaguchi Prefecture.
His visit to Japan on this occasion was so he could attend the wedding ceremony of the daughter of the family with whom he had his homestay. Sean said that his host family was like his own family, so it was like going to his younger sister’s wedding.
At present, Sean is studying at post-graduate level again at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco, in their Philosophy & Religion Department’s Philosophy Cosmology and Consciousness Program. In future he would like to devote himself to the field of Holistic Education.