Imao Class Survey Project

Today in Imao-sensei’s class, five Doshisha students volunteered to take surveys written by AKP students.

“Hours Spent Studying,” “Commuting to School,” “Your Favorite Stationary Items,” “A Change of Pace for College Students,” and “Your Favorite Animal” were the survey topics. Most AKPers were interested in the everyday lives of the Doshisha students.

After answering the surveys, Doshisha students said they were able to learn more about the differences between Japanese and American culture. There were some interesting cultural exchanges from both sides!

Volunteers, thank you for coming!

Yoshimura Class Discussion

Although we’ve had quite a bit of rain lately in Kyoto, three Doshisha students volunteered to participate in our class discussions.

Keigo (honorific speech) and the dialect/people of Kyoto were the topics students began discussing, which quickly expanded into conversations about Japanese comedy, college majors, and job searches. Students covered lots of ground and learned a variety of new vocabulary words!

After class, AKPers and Doshisha students went to lunch together at the cafeteria.

AKPers in Nagano!

Do you ever wonder what AKPers are up to when class isn’t in session? 2018-19 AKPer Sam Wong (Whitman) has given us an inside look into the lives of our study abroad students during February Break. Fellow AKPers Bella Blanco (Whitman), Indrani Kharbanda (Oberlin), Jennifer Rivera-Montes (Smith), and Tabreya Ryan (Colby), joined Sam on an adventure in Nagano and Karuizawa!

Thank you Sam for giving us permission to share her video on our Youtube Channel!