Student able to explore and have new adventures every day
Theresa has had conversations with Japanese residents that have helped shatter stereotypes.
Theresa is majoring in international business. She spent her spring 2011 semester at Chukyo University in Nagoya, Japan.
What have you enjoyed most about your experience abroad?
There are so many places I can to go and explore so I'm always able to do something each day and have fun!
What do you like about being a U.S. college student living in another country?
I like the fact that because I'm from America I am able to see how different other people are who do not live in America. I am able to talk to them about our different points of view and tell them about America in case they ever want to visit my country, just like I'm visiting theirs.
I just wish more people would want to visit Japan because it is such a beautiful place and there are so many people here who want to be friends with us. Sure, there are stereotypes about what Americans are like. But if people over here get to see and talk to an American person, then they can start to understand why we do the things we do and we will also start to understand why they do the things they do as well.