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.
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.
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.
What pushed you to study abroad? Read how one 1989-90 alum’s decision to study in a country she knew little about evolved into an everlasting love of Shiga.