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!”
Read why Rachel wouldn’t trade her time in Hikone for anything – despite the ups and downs.
What were your favorite places to visit in Japan? For Nina, the list could go on and on and on and on and…
Learn how Eric’s career as an acupuncturist gave him a chance to go back to Hikone.
As Joseph writes, there is nothing comparable to immersing yourself in a foreign culture.
Read why Joey encourages future JCMU students to “not forget your roots.”
Read why Aaron encourages future JCMU students to “be yourself, study hard, participate in everything, and interact with the people of Hikone.”
Learn how a group of students immersed themselves in Japanese religion by living with Buddhists.