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"I used my Cultural Activities Grant mostly to pay for dance classes, as well as to go to the occasional temple. I think being able to enter the dance community here in Japan has really helped me to settle in, and feel that I am a part of something here."
- Celia Langford (Whitman College), 2017-18 AKPer
"I think I have become more independent and confident to travel alone while on AKP. I used to be afraid to go on a trip by myself, especially in a foreign country, but as my language skills have improved I have gained more confidence, and realized that I am capable of a lot more than I once thought."
- Eva Olson (Smith College), 2017-18 AKPer
"My host parents don't speak English, so living with them has really helped me improve. It was hard to communicate well at first, but we understood each other, and my Japanese improved rapidly after the first week!"
- Andrew Nguy (Pomona College), Fall 2017 AKPer

After School Volunteer

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After School Volunteer

10/18/2017

This semester, AKP students are volunteering at an after school childcare center in Nishijin.

 

Playing quietly…

 

Helping with homework…

 

Playing with balls!

 

 

 

AKPers made a great effort playing the role of big brothers and sisters! These volunteer activities will continue throughout the semester.

 

15 Years Ago!

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15 Years Ago!

10/13/2017

Monchalee Stieger (2002-03 AKPer, Mt. Holyoke College) came to visit with her father and boyfriend.

Long time no see!

Don Don Hanasou! Topic Discussion

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Don Don Hanasou! Topic Discussion

9/28/2017

We invited some Doshisha students to to the Topic Discussion class.

Today’s topic: Study abroad experiences

 

 

 

 

It was everyone’s first time, so they were a little nervous!

The next discussion is October 13th. Doshisha volunteers, thank you for coming!