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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

Spring Semester Language Partner Introduction

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Spring Semester Language Partner Introduction

1/18/2017

Today, we arranged to have students meet their new language partners for the first time.

 

 

Everyone, make sure to practice!

 

Sui Sui Yomou Reading Class

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Sui Sui Yomou Reading Class

1/17/2017

The Japanese-language elective reading course, Sui Sui Yomou, started today.

 

Choose any book you like!

 

The pop-up cards students drew last semester act as recommendations!

 

Hmm, what shall I read today?

 

It seems like everyone is enjoying reading in Japanese!

 

Disaster Drill

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Disaster Drill

1/16/2017

Today was our disaster drill, which we have once every semester.

When it’s raining, check for weather warnings.

 

An earthquake! Protect your head!

 

Full year students guided new students to the designated evacuation area.

 

The designated evacuation spot is the Kyoto Imperial Palace.

 

While studying abroad, safety is your first priority!