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Students from Johns Hopkins University visited Nanzan University for a Short-term Program

January 26, 2015

From January 13 to 21, 2015, twelve students from Johns Hopkins University's Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, which is one of Nanzan University's partner institutions, visited the Nagoya campus of Nanzan University as part of a short-term program.

The students learned about modern Japanese government, history and culture from the Meiji Period to modern Japanese pop culture through lectures taken in advance in the United States and the program in Japan. While staying in Nagoya they enjoyed learning about Nagoya Castle, Tokugawa Art Gallery and Osu Kannon, which Owari district is famous for, including hands-on experience with cultural assets. Some of our students also participated in the field trips and lectures, deepening their relationships through a wide variety of the activities. These interactions allowed them to think about and understand the cultural differences between the United States and Japan.

On the final day small groups of students from both universities, gave presentations in English with Q&A following on themes of their choice (e.g. Coming of Age Day, University Entrance Exam System, Student Life, Interpretations of Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution, etc.)

Although this program was held only for one week, we believe it became a meaningful international exchange opportunity for participating students from both universities.

Pictures from the field trip

Group presentation time

Social gathering