by John Cheung and Sam Sernavski In this iCLA faculty/student interview, Japan Studies Program Co-Director Darren Ashmore and fourth-year iCLA student Erika Ishigaki, who is completing a Performing Arts concentration, discuss the subject of pop culture as a field of study at iCLA and its importance in a liberal arts education. Both reflect on Japanese anime… Continue reading iCLA Faculty/Student Interview Video #2: Why Study Manga and Anime? (VIDEO)
by Alexander Sigman With this post, we begin our Exchange Student Stories series: a window into the lives of former iCLA exchange students who are just about to graduate, or have recently graduated from their respective home institutions, and are preparing for the next phase...whatever that may be. Max McWhirter spent the Fall 2015 and… Continue reading Exchange Student Stories, Part 1: Max McWhirter
by Chloe Ramirez It was cold, colder than any December in my native Manila. Japan had started to lose its autumn leaves, and the wind began to bring the songs of winter. The green and orange dormitory buildings that partly make up iCLA continued to sleep at six in the morning, except for two souls… Continue reading As Seen on TV: Aokigahara Forest Ice Cave Visit Featured on Travel Channel’s “Legendary Locations” Show (VIDEO)
by Chloe Ramirez Entering the working world for some can be quite intimidating. For Kaho, a third-year student at iCLA, applying for a three-month internship position in Mitsubishi FUSO was indeed challenging, but excitement surpassed fear by a dozen miles. An integral part of Daimler AG (DAI), the Mitsubishi FUSO Truck and Bus Corporation, a… Continue reading Kaho Tanaka: An Internship Experience with Mitsubishi FUSO
On Monday, July 16, iCLA will host a special open campus event. Participants will have the opportunity to observe an exciting and diverse array of courses and workshops, tour the campus, and interact with current domestic and international students. Join us and see iCLA in action!