Learn how a group of students immersed themselves in Japanese religion by living with Buddhists.
Japanese food is more than just fish and noodles. Explore the wonderful world of Japanese bakeries, and some of the pastries they offer.
Read the story of JCMU 2017 Teaching English in Japan alum Cassie Walker, and discover how JCMU gave her the courage and experience needed to reach her goals.
Looking for adventure in Hikone? Here are six spots you can visit just by walking or biking!
How many amazing things did you experience while studying at JCMU?
Discover how in Shiga Crystal found a new family, a new language – and her second half.
Read how being away from the big cities gave Robert a new outlook on Japan.
Read about Andrew’s return to Hikone, and discover how no matter how much the world is different from year-to-year, some things never change.
Read about the Michigan-Shiga High School Exchange class of 2017, and learn about how life-changing international experiences aren’t just for college students.
From closing ceremony celebrations to the children’s kabuki performances, discover all that our students did in the last month of the 2017-18 academic year.