Over the summer I had the opportunity to study abroad in Tokyo, Japan, with about 60 other students. The program consisted of a six-week language intensive course, a homestay, multiple field trips, and many opportunities to learn about Japanese society and culture. Our dorms were located in the heart of Tokyo, which was perfect for accessing major tourist spots.
We enjoyed a three-day excursion to the picturesque Nikko, home to Toshogu shrine and beautiful mountainside views. Students were able to stay in a Japanese ryokan or inn. The rooms were furnished with both western style beds and traditional Japanese futons. A few rooms had tatami matt floors and sliding doors, which are standard in most traditional style Japanese homes.
|Frances (right) in the English department t-shirt in Nikko (the farthest the t-shirt has ever been from Villanova!)|
|The view from Skytree|
|Pokemon Center store in Ikebukuro|
|Frances at Mobara High School|
|Blue curry at Sanrio Puroland|