As mentioned previously, we will be launching this study trip in our upcoming Beginner/Intermediate/Pre-Advanced programs w.e.f June 2020. This does not apply to existing students, as they are eligible for best student award.
1) Complete minimum 5 terms of study (i.e 50 lessons) with us
2) Achieve a minimum score of 75% in 2 out of 3 term tests
(In the event if the student fails a test, there will be a re-test)
3) After the term, you will buy the ticket and get reimbursement from us (either ANA/JAL with max subsidy of $700)
4) Complete the trip and share a trip report with the class.
If this is something that you are looking for, please email us via the Contact form here
In modern society, numerous risks (e.g., terrorism, catastrophes, and pandemic outbreaks) lurk around every corner. Whenever people witness an emergency situation or see someone getting harmed, our brains are hardwired to react in a certain way. The amygdala of the brain (emotional system) gets activated together with regions of the cortex (cognitive system) that analyze and interpret behavior. In times of stress and uncertainty, this thinking part of our brain gets hijacked by the emotional system, resulting in 𝗽𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗰 and 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗽𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗯𝗲𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗼𝗿. This translates into a phenomenon more commonly known as survival mode or fight-or-flight, which is driven by the need for self-preservation, protection, and safety. Such primal instincts date back to prehistoric times, where we needed to be on the constant lookout for danger in order to survive. The same primal instincts are activated in our present-day crises. We are hyper-focusing on the virus.