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Yamanashi was my favorite because we got to see more in depth Japanese culture.

Kara from Fall 2015

Which events or activities did you find the most satisfying and why?

Yamanashi was my favorite because we got to see more in depth Japanese culture.

What were the most productive and interesting aspects of the program for you? The least interesting and productive?

The help that the American program people gave and the events they planned for us to do. Also I found it very interesting how the classes are organized and enjoyed the challenges it gave me to learn more Japanese. I'm not sure if there was a least productive aspect, most things were very thought out as to help students in their studies and be worthwhile to education. I am very thankful for all the guidance and teaching of Japanese language and culture I have received. Thank you.

What activities or materials did you find most helpful (e.g., pair work, drill practice, tests, small group sessions, textbooks, games)?

Pair work and whenever we got to go over the material with other people.

What did you find most valuable in the Culture Course?

It showed from a Japanese (or someone who lives in Japan's) perspective of the Japanese culture which was more helpful since they grew up there and have been living that lifestyle it makes it easier to explain it to others.

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