Study Abroad Session Set for Students Interested in Japan

Claremont McKenna College is offering country specific study abroad meetings for students interested in off campus study. The sessions will be scheduled during fall semester only. A session for students interested in studying in Japan will be held from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10 in Bauer Center North, room 34.

Country specific sessions are intended to assist students in choosing their study abroad destinations. Due to the rapid growth of the Asian economy and student appreciation of cultural immersion, an increasing number of CMCers are showing interest in studying in Asia. To meet these demands, Claremont currently offers study abroad in China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

During the 04-05 academic years, 112 CMC students studied abroad for either a semester or a full yearsix of whom studied in Japan. Of the 81 study abroad participants for the fall 2005 semester, nine are studying in Asian countries, including one in Japan.

“Interest in Asia for spring 2006 study abroad so far is very strong,” notes Kristen Mallory, assistant director for the office of off-campus study. She says she expects that number to continue to increase.

“Studying in Japan is great way to realize what not living in the Western world consists of,” says Japan alumnus Takaya Brunner ’07. Although he says the culture, food, and relationships were very different, “it was a great experience and I would love to go back.”

For more information about study abroad opportunities in Japan, Asia, or other parts of the world, as well as a schedule for all country-specific study abroad sessions, visit: http://offcampus.claremontmckenna.edu/studyabroad/info-session.pdf, or contact the office of off-campus study, 909-621-8267.