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Lauren Ronchetto

Lauren Ronchetto

  • Major: Computer Animation
  • Hometown: St. Peters, Missouri
  • Program: AsiaLearn
  • Country: Japan

Lauren's adventures in Japan include visiting a grade school and a park with wild monkeys.

'I love getting to try different kinds of Japanese food every day'

Lauren is majoring in computer animation. She spent summer 2011 taking classes in Japan through our affiliate partner, AsiaLearn. Lauren talked about her experience abroad:

What have you enjoyed most about studying abroad?

I love getting to try different kinds of Japanese food every day with my friends.

I also enjoyed shopping, visiting a Japanese grade school for our class field trip and sightseeing. My favorite place to visit was the Mt. Takasaki Monkey Reserve.

Is there anything about your experience that has surprised you?

People in Japan are really nice and willing to help you, even if you can barely speak any Japanese. Also, we had a Typhoon Day thanks to Typhoon Ma-on. That was fun!

What is the weirdest food you’ve eaten?

Gyu-suji curry, which is curry made out of beef tendon.


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