"Great teachers! This program makes me want to take more classes from them!"
"I really enjoyed all of the field trips. I learned a lot just about everywhere we went."
"Overall, it was AWESOME. Best experience of my life. J"
"Very intellectually stimulating. This program has the kind of things I want to learn about in a culture."
"The program was very well organized. They had everything well planned in advance and executed everything well."
"We were challenged and learned a lot about ourselves as well as skills that we can apply in everyday interactions."
"This program gave me the opportunity to learn what I am passionate about in a culture. I was able to see this culture up close and it was fascinating to be able to experience."
"The [pre-departure orientation] sessions were very helpful! They helped me prepare for the culture shock I would feel and helped me prepare for the task of traveling."
"The knowledge and guidance from the two [professors] made things go smoothly."
"[The professors] were both extremely kind and helpful."
"We got to see so much. We had a schedule and were still able to do things on our own time."
"Great job, staff! It was a wonderful experience - thank you (Arigato gozaimasu)."
Live in the heart of Tokyo at the National Youth Center
Study and observe significant Japanese cultural characteristics and values
Learn about traditional Japanese art forms, including the tea ceremony and kabuki
Interact with native Japanese
Visit a workplace to learn about professional hierarchy and the business context
Visit Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples
Travel around Japan
and experience first-hand many more exciting opportunities!
Be useful to students acrossmany areas of study, including East Asian Studies, Japanese, Communication, Management, Political Science, International Relations, History, and other disciplines.
Your own cultural adjustment process as you experience a new culture
Interaction behaviors within a variety of contexts, including relationships, the family, and the workplace
Linguistic features of Japanese that inform us about cultural values
Significant cultural concepts that affect language and communication behaviors, such as collectivism, indirectness, and formality
Gift-giving customs, aesthetics, and silence as forms of nonverbal communication
Religious influences on culture and communication
... and many more!
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