イギリス生活 (English Life) - Teikyo University of Japan in Durham

イギリス生活-歴史と文化

ダラム‐北東イングランドに位置するダラム市は、西暦995年に遡る豊かな歴史を持つ街です。世界遺産である荘厳で美しいダラム大聖堂、ダラム城を有するこの街で過ごす学生生活は、人生のかけがえのないひとときとなるでしょう。

他にも留学期間中、エジンバラや湖水地方、リバプール、ロンドンなどイギリス各地を訪ねることができます。それぞれの地にまつわるイギリス文化を十分楽しんでください。帝京大学ダラムキャンパスでは、こうした英国内の都市を訪ねる「国内フィールド・トリップ」も用意しています。

異文化にとけこみ、生活することは簡単なことではありません。しかし、世界中の学生が集まるダラムでは、ダラム大生もそこに住む人々もとても温かく皆さんを迎えてくれます。帝京大学ダラムキャンパスでは、丁寧なインダクション・プログラムの中で新しい環境や文化に慣れてもらい、その後、ダラム大学のカレッジに所属し、ダラム大生たちと多くのイベントや活動を通し交流を深めます。

帝京大学ダラムキャンパスでは、このような形で帝京大生がイギリスの文化を学ぶことも大切ですが、ダラムの人々に日本の文化を知ってもらうことも同様に重要だと考えています。そのために、日本文化を紹介する活動(書道、折り紙、日本語レッスン、浴衣体験など)も多く行っています。

English Life – History and Culture

Durham City – a place with a rich history, which dates back to 995AD. The history that is linked to Durham has led to the recognition of two world heritage sites: Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle. The beauty of these buildings will undoubtedly have a long lasting positive impact on your experience in Durham. The Teikyo University in Durham (TUID) programme provides endless opportunities to learn about the history and culture which is tied to different cities in England. Experience the astonishing Edinburgh Castle and the cultural traditions of Scotland, go to the Lake District and learn about the famous English author - Beatrix Potter, visit Liverpool, the home of The Beatles and Liverpool Football Club. London – the capital of the UK, the home of the British Monarchy, Big Ben, The London Eye and The Tower of London. There is also an opportunity to go on a ‘domestic fieldtrip’, which involves staying for a number of days and nights in a popular UK city. 

Integrating into a culture that is completely new and different to your home culture can be challenging, however, with the help and support of the staff at TUID and the welcoming and open attitudes of Durham University students and the local community of Durham, it becomes easy. Students are integrated slowly to make it an enjoyable initial period rather than a scary one! The induction programme allows time for the students to be introduced and taught about their new cultural environment. Following this, they are integrated into colleges, the most important and exciting part of the integration process. The teachers will still facilitate the students integration through advertising social events and encouraging the students to socialise with Durham University students. At Teikyo, we believe it is just as important for the community of Durham to become aware of Japanese culture as it is for our students to become aware of British culture. To make this possible, TUID students and staff organise and deliver Japanese cultural events, where the guests are able to experience a number of different cultural activities (calligraphy, origami, Japanese lessons and trying on traditional Japanese clothes).