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UGA Exchange - Meiji University : Testimonials (Tokyo)

The following program testimonial responses have been selected for publication by UGA StudyAway
Final Reflection Questions
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
Program Testimonials
The most significant take-away for me are the memories and pictures I have of all the places I went and things I did. Racing in a go-kart around Tokyo and bathing in a hot spring with a snow monkey and skiing in the mountains was AMAZING and beautiful.
— Nicole Miller, Academic Year 2015
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
Program Testimonials
I enjoyed learning the Japanese culture and experience daily life in Japan. While I enjoyed sightseeing, I really enjoyed the small aspects of daily life in a foreign country such as figuring out where to shop and how to get around.
— Alexis Alexander, Academic Year 2017
What are your words of advice to students considering this program?
Program Testimonials
My main piece of advice would be considering the area they study. In Tokyo I found that a lot of people were willing to speak English and most of the signs were in English making it easy to travel without much difficulty. Meanwhile when I traveled to smaller parts of Japan it became more difficult to use English and I was forced to use my Japanese.i felt as if I had to find unique ways to practice my Japanese.
— Alexis Alexander, Academic Year 2017
How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
Program Testimonials
I feel as if this experience did help my Japanese, though it did show me that my strong area is not speaking, which was the main focus of the career I was looking into going into before Japan. While in Japan I realized I was better at reading Japanese text and found it easier to practice than speaking. Now, I have changed my career goal which relies on reading comprehension.
— Alexis Alexander, Academic Year 2017