Chris Bubb

English | Japanese

Hello all,

My name is Chris Bubb, and I’m a senior majoring in East Asian Studies at the College of William and Mary.  At the time I entered this grand institution, I had no idea that Japanese would have such an impact on my life, but I began at the beginning of the Japanese language curriculum.

As time went on, my interest in all things Japanese grew, and I decided to study abroad in Osaka, Japan, where I studied at Momoyama Gakuin University, in the tiny little town of Izumi, Osaka, Japan, during the summer of 2009.  I had all sorts of wonderful experiences, and ever since I’ve returned to the States, I’ve been longing to make a return trip to the Land of the Rising Sun.

キム・ヘンリー

私21歳ウィリアム・アンド・メアリ大学で経済を勉強しているキム・ヘンリーです。日本語は3年前に始めました。日本語は中国語やスペイン語よりやさしいと思って 勉強を始めましたが、思ったより難しいです。特に漢字のところが難しいです。私はずっとアメリカで育ちましたから、漢字のことを習う必要がありませんでし た。でも、頑張っています。

今年の夏休みに日本へ行って来ました。8週間に毎日新宿である日本語学校を通っていました。あそこで、毎日漢字や文化などを習って来ました。勉強した時、先生は現在の問題を教えてくださいました。

English | 日本語

Cara’s Bio

English | Japanese

CaraMy name is Cara Ferraro. I’m a 19-year-old sophomore at William and Mary. I’m not quite sure what’s scarier- the fact that I only have one year left to be a teenager, or the fact that I have to spend this year learning all the Kanji on the planet so I can make it through Japanese 401. Other than that, I, like 99.99% of the William and Mary student population, am from Northern Virginia- specifically Fairfax County. I don’t have a major yet. And, I love playing cards- Hearts, Spades and Pinochle!

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