Which events or activities did you find the most satisfying and why?

Alexei from Summer 2017

Which events or activities did you find the most satisfying and why?

I really enjoyed the trip to Kamakura. Visiting many of the famous historical sites with new friends and just having a good time was very meaningful. Staying in the Ryokan was also very interesting experience.

Why did you select this program?

The application information/eligibility was very straight forward and the program seemed like the best choice financially and educationally for me because I only want to focus on learning Japanese.

What did you find most valuable in the Culture Course?

I learned a lot more about Japanese history through the offered culture courses. I also enjoyed the lectures which were presented to us on various subjects which included Japanese psychology, history of Japanese tea ceremony, Japanese theater, etc.

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I wanted to be in a major city in Japan and learn Japanese, and this program had good reviews online in addition to being affiliated with several universities that I knew of. There was also a decent amount of information available online from non-official sources, which gave me good information on living arrangements and general life as a student.

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