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Overall Value of the Experience:
"Speak as much as possible. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Don’t be shy because we are the foreign students and we have to take the extra step to give ourselves as many opportunities for learning as possible. Think positively. Don’t get discouraged if you feel the first month or two are not going well. It takes time for your body and mind to adjust and be motivated to do your best in making your stay enjoyable and memorable and rewarding."
"There are almost an endless number of clubs and circles to join, however finding them can be difficult. Club events and activities are often well publicized by people handing out flyers and on billboards. I participated in the “Waseda Illumination Project” which decorated and lighted the trees around the campus. It was fun, and I made lots of friends from it. Also the Waseda International Club and “Rainbow” Club have regular activities that I occasionally go to. "
Living in Tokyo:
"Tokyo is a great city to travel abroad. It has an endless number of things to do and is truly different from almost anything in the United States it seems. Foreigners are generally treated very well, especially if one is respectful of customs and tries to speak Japanese. The size and eccentricities of the city itself make it a very fun learning experience."
"Definitely, living with a host family is the single most significant factor in my learning not only the language, but the culture and customs of Japan. I strongly recommend staying with a host family."
"Host family, host family, host family!! The daily contact with the host family and the relationship I formed with them is invaluable."
"Marie Sato was awesome!"
"Marie is wonderful and I don’t know what I would have done without her."
Eastern Oregon University
Inlow Hall 109E
La Grande, OR 97850
Oregon Institute of Technology
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
(541) 885- 1847
Oregon State University*
Theresa Cuenca or Craig Geffre
1600 SW Western Blvd. Suite 290
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
(541) 737-6481 (Theresa) or (541) 737-6473 (Craig)
Portland State University
International Affairs, East Hall 101
632 SW Hall
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207
Southern Oregon University
Stevenson Union 321
Ashland, OR 97520
University of Oregon
AGU program not available for UO students
333 Oregon Hall
Eugene, OR 97403
Western Oregon University
Michele V. Price
Study Abroad &
Monmouth, OR 97361
* Also serves as the program Coordinator/Assistant.