Matthew Wiseman
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Japan and other parts of Asia

Japan and other aspects of Asia 

日本語を話せますか?

はい、私は二年間日本語を勉強しています。日本文化は興味があります。

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Meiji Conversation Partners

This was the first cultural exchange program that I took part in. I really enjoyed the experience and I feel that it was a great way to meet friends in other countries. In this programs case, I was matched with a Korean student that was studying in Japan. His unique background gave me additional insights into East Asian culture and I appreciate his friendship. In the ensuing semesters, I was matched with several other Japanese kids who which I have ongoing relationships with. Thanks, Instagram, and LINE.

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Japanese Classes 

My classmates and Sensei's have helped me along the path of learning Japanese. Also being in Japanese classes have given me a different circle of friends then if I had just minored in another media channel  

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Kyoto Study abroad 

Studying abroad in Japan was a fantastic experience that I cherish. Staying with a Host family instead of hotels gave me more opportunities to use the Japanese language skills that I have developed. Speaking with locals also eroded the nervousness that so characterized my abilities up until then. Japan is beautiful friendly county that I ache to return to.