Both travelers and host families will get plenty of help in preparing with our orientation sessions, led by students and faculty from the Bowdoin College Japanese Department. Traveler orientation Travelers are required to attend four mandatory orientation sessions. The sessions will be comprised of community building activities, short lectures, role plays, simulations and cultural demonstrations. Think of it as a fun, entertaining, engaging and educational ‘culture’ workshop! Some of ...Read More
Orientation Session #1: Success!
Last weekend, the 2015 Tsugaru Program participants met at Bowdoin College for the first in a 4-part orientation session. We had an excellent turn out of almost 25 member of this year's travelers to Tsugaru and host families in Maine. We are so fortunate to have such wonderful people ready to meet and greet the people of Tsugaru! Doumo arigatou gozaimasu! This interactive orientation session included a 'meishi' (business card) interview game, 'ohashi' (chop sticks) relay race and restauran...Read More