For almost 50 years, Sendai Ikuei Gakuen has been committed to cultural exchange in order to strengthen its goal of globalized education. This first started in 1963 when Sendai Ikuei sent a student to Oregon. Now half a century later, on the 105th anniversary of Sendai Ikuei's founding, we are proud to open the I-Lion Hawaii School.
The I-Lion Hawaii School (ILHA) is located in the Hawaiian capital of Honolulu, and is aimed towards giving Sendai Ikuei Gakuen students a chance to study overseas. This unique and immersive learning environment offers students an opportunity to learn firsthand what they otherwise wouldn't be able to in Japan.
Hawaii itself offers a unique fusion of cultures and traditions for students to explore. While its history is deeply rooted in Polynesia, it also incorporates mainland American culture as well as the respective cultures of immigrants and visitors from all over the world. For Japan in particular it has held great significance as the gateway to the West since the beginning of the Meiji period.
While in this multicultural society students learn valuable analysis and critical thinking skills, which in turn prepare them for success in our increasingly interconnected world.