Jenna M.- LGBTQIA in Japan

Name: Jenna M.Pronouns: She/Her/Hers City, Country: Yokohama, Japan Program: Fall 2019, Global Studies, Japan (Meiji Gakuin University)  Did you consider your LGBTQ+ identity when deciding where to travel? How did you choose your country and/or program?  Yes, but it wasn’t the most important thing to me in my decision of where to study abroad. For me personally the most important thing in … More Jenna M.- LGBTQIA in Japan

Jenna M., Japan- Global Studies, Japan (Economics/Global Studies)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? My program was specifically centered around global studies, so most of the classes I took were related to international relations, economics, and contemporary Japanese culture/society. I was able to take major courses for both my Economics and Global Studies … More Jenna M., Japan- Global Studies, Japan (Economics/Global Studies)

Leila V., Japan – Waseda University (Asian Studies)

History and Culture in modern Tokyo whose roots are hundreds of years old. ACADEMICS 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took GE and Major classes for East Asian Cultural studies. They were extremely similar to UCSB courses both in the subject matter and in … More Leila V., Japan – Waseda University (Asian Studies)

Lucas W., Japan – International Christian University Summer+Year (Global Studies)

Study abroad in Japan, study abroad in Japan, study abroad in Japan!!! ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took Japanese language classes every quarter while abroad, as well as a variety of GE, Major, and general interest classes. The Japanese classes were fun and … More Lucas W., Japan – International Christian University Summer+Year (Global Studies)

Angel L., Japan – Japanese in Kyoto (Comparative Literature)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? My program was formerly known as the Language and Culture program at Doshisha University. I took 10 language classes and 2 elective classes: US vs. Japan in Animation, Japanese Culture. The language classes at Doshisha were rigorous compared to those … More Angel L., Japan – Japanese in Kyoto (Comparative Literature)

Matt M., Japan – International Christian University (History and Sociology)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? When I was abroad I mainly took Sociology and History courses offered in English by ICU. Did you intern, volunteer, or conduct fieldwork or research abroad?  If so, tell us about your experience. Though I personally didn’t, there were … More Matt M., Japan – International Christian University (History and Sociology)

Lynnee M. L., Japan – International Christian University (Asian Studies)

ACADEMICS 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? In addition to Japanese language courses each term, I took classes on Japanese history, politics, and religion. The classes were much smaller than those at UCSB and the professors were big on student participation. My first Japanese class … More Lynnee M. L., Japan – International Christian University (Asian Studies)