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.
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.
Read the story of JCMU 2017-18 alum Bridget Hanchek, and discover how Hikone became a home away from home.
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.