Being a person of color (POC), study abroad came with extra concerns for me. So I wanted to show you what my life in Hikone was like as a POC.
As a student, I was often told that if you liked anime, you weren’t serious about studying Japanese. Which I took exception to as an anime fan myself!
Wondering what to pack before going to JCMU? Read some tips from an alum!
The 4th means fireworks in the U.S.! But did you know that Japan is also known for its summer firework shows?
One of my favorite pastimes is drinking coffee with my dad. So with my JCMU internship, I wanted to see if people connected over coffee in Japan I do.
JCMU is definitely tough – which is why it’s important to go into the program with the right mindset!
Read why Val writes “[In Japan] my citizenship as an American was the only thing that made me feel like an outsider.”
Are you stuck on passive voice in Japanese? It might be a more familiar format to you than you think!
Read why DaJanea writes, “I always tell everyone that the 3 months I spent in Japan changed me as a person for the better.”
Life as a Shiga high schooler was really interesting! For this post, I’ll give you a sneak peek into the vastly different life of a student in Japan.