It was meaningful and mind-opening. August 12, 2017

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/27/2016 to 06/30/2017 with

Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Tokyo

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned more about Japanese culture and also the life of Japanese people. I learned how to communicate with Japanese people under various circumstances. I furthered my knowledge on my major subject as well.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I studied the same subjects in different perspectives.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Overall, it was a pleasant experience.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

You need to have the initiative.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Finances

* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Advanced
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? JP 401
How many hours per day did you use the language?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Field Trips
  • Community Immersion Activities
* What could be improved?
  • Emotional Care for Students
  • Winter Term Course Plan
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How to get Internet service in Japan. Some information about off-campus volunteering activities or programs (organizations not affiliated with school would be better)

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Clinical Psychology

Course Department: Psychology
Instructor: Prof. Nishimura
Instruction Language: Japanese
Comments: It was challenging but instructive.
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Studies in Psychoanalysis

Course Department: Psychology
Instructor: Prof. Kitayama
Instruction Language: Japanese
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Art History of Japan

Course Department:
Instructor: Prof. Wilson
Instruction Language: English/Japanese
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Seminar A - JLP

Course Department:
Instructor: Prof. Takeda
Instruction Language: Japanese
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Gender Studies and International Relations

Course Department:
Instructor: Prof. Takamatsu
Instruction Language:
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