We ran the EGAKU Program at the 21 Komaba Center for Educational Excellence at the University of Tokyo Komaba Campus as part of the University of Tokyo Innovation Summer Program - a popular program attracting over 800 applicants from all over the world.  Twenty one students from various backgrounds took part in the session.  

In the post-session wrap-up we asked participants to summarize - in one word - what they learned, what they gained from the experience. Here are some of their answers: 

"Difference" "Difference not only of ideas but the way how we express our ideas" "Inspired" "Diversity"  "Express" "Inspiration" "Novelty, something new" "Another angle" "Importance of actually moving your hand and making stuff" "Challenging" "Piece of arts" "found what is art" "New communication" "Liberating" "Potential" "Release" "Expression" "Express what is truly inside me and using art to do that" "Something inside" "Community" "Reflection"

After the session, much to the team's delight and surprise, someone even remarked that the experience was like "learning everything I've learned at Harvard Business School over these past two years in the space of 3 hours!"

Theme: Leadership in myself
Program overview: EGAKU Program / Post workshop discussion
Workshop participants: 21 university students, graduate students
Host institution: 21 Komaba Center for Educational Excellence
Facilitator: Kimi Hasebe
Interpreter: Mayuka Yamazaki
Staff/Volunteers: Sae Shirasaki, Ryoko Nakamura, Tomoko Matsukawa
※ This program was run by White Ship’s non-profit arm, ELAB.