Maggie Lynn Noble, Summer 2018 Participant
I found the hands on aspects most rewarding. I can now say I have and know how to make Japanese paper and create traditional Japanese prints, skills that aren't so common in the US.
Carissa Ann Kemnitz, Summer 2016 Participant
I learned more about myself and I found peace and tranquility while immersing myself in a new culture. I discovered what my tastebuds enjoyed or turned away from by trying everything presented to me. I learned to constantly take photos but to also seize the moment without the camera. I found Independence and strength I did not know existed.
Olivia Noel Hernandez, Summer 2016 Participant
I found the student exchange component very rewarding. It was one thing to experience the country as a western cloister, it was another to have to communicate cross-culturally with Japanese students, and try to work beyond the language barrier and into the universal language of art and sensation.