June 24, 2014 

“No matter what proficiency level you are, you’re going to have to be stubborn, sit with the Japanese students, put yourself out there and talk; more often than not, they will not be the ones to strike up the first conversation. If you don’t speak, you won’t learn.”

Read more about how Bridging Scholar Joelle Metcalf made the most of her study abroad experience at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto in the June installment of CULCON’s World Wise: Study Abroad Blog.

With the goal of bringing visibility to the merits of U.S. and Japanese overseas experiences, and the organizations responsible for organizing and hosting educational and cultural exchanges, CULCON will post a blog entry on World Wise every month. Be sure to follow World Wise and spread the word to friends and colleagues.