Michael J Tamburelli Jr., Academic Year 2012 Participant
My favorite part of this program was the fact that Sophia University is located in the heart of Tokyo. By virtue of this, there was literally something new that one could do every day.
Cassidy Alan Schmidt, Academic Year 2013 Participant
Getting involved in student clubs gave me an amazing amount of insight into Japanese college student lifestyle and aided my language acquisition greatly. Not to mention the friends I will never forget.
Isaiah Hastings, Spring 2017 Participant
The location was the best part of the program, both from a language study standpoint and from an experiential standpoint. I also joined a club of people with similar interests at my university, which ended up also being a highlight of the experience. I was the only English-speaker in the group, too, so it became a daily chance to use Japanese conversationally. That pressure was stressful at times, but I feel I gained a lot from it, both in terms of my language skills and the relationships I formed.