Study abroad is difficult and full of ups and downs. Despite this, your time in Shiga will no doubt stay with you for a lifetime.
From visiting ancient shrines to participating in a tea ceremony, discover all that our students did during the 2018 JCMU Summer Intensive Language program.
Discover why Karlo says “Things are definitely different compared to America and learning in Japan will change your views of the world for the better!”
Or, how to travel Japan with your friends and family and still like them when you go home.
Read why Rachel wouldn’t trade her time in Hikone for anything – despite the ups and downs.
Demystify Japan’s definitive form of public transportation, and open up a world of travel opportunities!
What were your favorite places to visit in Japan? For Nina, the list could go on and on and on and on and…
What’s the difference between a takoyaki and a taiyaki? Teriyaki?? Teppanyaki??? Kanji to the rescue!
Learn how Eric’s career as an acupuncturist gave him a chance to go back to Hikone.
Read the story of JCMU 2017-18 alum Bridget Hanchek, and discover how Hikone became a home away from home.