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An amazing experience full of unforgettable memories and everlasting friendships
Submitted by Kristian Wolstrup - - | April 09, 2018
I participated in the second and third section of the World Campus 2015 program. It is safe to say that the World Campus Japan program is an unforgettable experience. I met so many amazing people during my time in Japan, not only Japanese people but also people from many other countries as well.
What I like the most about this program is the host families. Usually, you’ll have one host family per week, three host families per section. From the first day, I really felt like being a part of the families I visited. These families are just so welcoming, open, curious and lovable. I felt that every one of my six host families would show me the whole world if the could!
Of course, it is a huge thing to say that an experience is ‘the best you’ve ever had’, however, I definitely think that World Campus International Japan was that experience – it meant that much to me. I had six amazing host families and we still have a strong connection. Even though it has been almost three years, I still communicate almost daily with my previous host families either through Line, Facebook or Skype.
The absolute best!
Submitted by Yusi - UPenn | March 29, 2018
World Campus Japan is truly the best program I have ever attended. I made some wonderful friends (shout-out to Vlad, Andrea, Markus, Hinata-chan, and all the amazing counselors!!), forged bonds with my host families, and experienced Japan in the best way possible. I would recommend anyone interested in exploring the Japanese culture (while making some international friends on the way) to apply! It will be a once in a lifetime experience!
A true experience
Submitted by Youssef Mairaj | March 27, 2018
I'm not usually great with writing things or explaining things very well but I can say that, with this program you really will get a great experience. You not only get to go to japan and see what it has to offer but you get to experience every day life there as well. When you first get your first host family you are treated with truly kind and amazing hospitality from this amazing people. Even though you are with them for only a week you truly make connections with them and they treat you just like family. I still keep contact with my host families.
You get to explore the wonders that japan has to offer from their food to their culture to their old historic sites. World Campus really gives you an opportunity to truly get in touch and fall in love with japan. Always making you want to come back for more
The best way to experience Japan
Submitted by Joakim Gåsøy - University of Oslo | March 20, 2018
I have been to nine different countries on various occasions, and among all of them, nothing even comes close to my experiences in Japan with World Campus. There is a good reason I have joined that program three times already.
Through traveling with World Campus I have stayed with 16 host families, all of whom welcome me back whenever I go to Japan. I have made friends with people from all over the world, including China, Sweden, The Netherlands, USA, Qatar and others. And perhaps most importantly, World Campus has allowed me to develop as a human being. All of this, despite not knowing a single word of Japanese before joining. One the other hand, the program has taught me how to communicate without a common language, and also taught me some Japanese.
Overall, what World Campus does right is their hands-on approach - learning by doing. Wouldn't it be cool to see a real samurai demonstrate how to use a katana? You know what would be even cooler? To then have the samurai hand you their sword and teach you how to use it. World Campus has offered me plenty such experiences. I didn't just get to watch an elementary school teacher teach their class, I got to join them teaching. I have practiced zen meditation with a real buddhist monk, and joined a traditional tea cermony organized by a true master. And I have experienced things I never had imagined even existed, such as how to do furoshiki - an old way of wrapping your belongings in practical and decorative Japanese cloth.
The core experience however, the one that really makes you feel that you get to see Japan from the inside, is being able to live with host families during your entire stay. By living with other families, I was able to observe and take part in daily routines, eat authentic homemade food that can't be found anywhere else, and truly feel like I was a part of the family. Through sharing culture from my own country, I also learned a lot about myself.
I heartly recommend this program to anyone looking for a unique, lifechanging and unforgettable experience!
The experience of my life!! (no kidding)
Submitted by Nicole - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana | March 11, 2018
WCI has been the best experience in my life and it totally got me as a sorprise.
I am a Colombian student and I wanted to travel to Japan with my friend Natalia. It was an impulse, I just started to google summer camps and classes of Japanese. I didn't know how, but I had to go to Japan. In one page I found WCI and it was PERFECT: the dates, the activities, all in english... It was even more than I was looking for.
We were able to travel to so different places in the countryside of Japan, and see cities and people. We were like rock stars jajaja. The japanese people is not used to see foreign people in places different than Tokyo. We appeared in television and in news papers. Everyday I had a TOTALLY NEW ESPERIENCE that reminded me as when I was little and they got to explain how the world works... something like that.
I went knowing NOTHING about japanese. I started to read my travel book in the plain just to learn two word hahaha and it was awesome how much I started to get. Maybe not to translate, but the last weeks I was getting the idea of what they were talking in japanese!
About the group of people in WCI, they were amazing! I am not that good at making friends, so I was relief I had Natalia (my colombian friend). After the first city, I was realizing I not just had the oppportunity to talk to all af the group, but that I was getting closer to them.
Well, for conclusion, if you like japan, or you are just curious of their culture, or if you just like to travel, and want a full inmerse experience with wonderful people, here is the place.
I feel there's so much more to say. If you have any questions, here is my mail if you would like to talk: nickyroserohotmail.com.
Nicole Rosero Samudio.