STUDY ABROAD: CULTURAL HISTORY & DIVERSITY OF JAPAN

Avery Hasch Start Date: Apr 28, 2017 - End Date: Oct 12, 2017
  • Japan
  • Hawaii, United States of America
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Kauai County, HI, United States of America

My Travel Story

by: Avery Hasch Start Date: Apr 28, 2017 - End Date: Oct 12, 2017
Hi everyone!

My name is Avery Hasch, and I attend St. Catherine University. I am hoping to study abroad next year during my Janurary Term! January Term is available for students at St. Kate's to either take a month-long break, take J-term classes on or off campus, or to study abroad! I thought I would make a fund page to help with my travel expenses! 

The course I will be taking is called Pacific Powers: The Cultural History and Diversity of Japan and Hawaii. For the course, we will travel to Japan for two weeks and then to Hawaii for a third, to visit important historical and cultural sites. Our aim is to understand the partnership, conflict, and mutual fascination that developed between Japan and the U.S., starting in 1853 with the opening of the Tokyo harbor, extending to the turn-of-the 20th century period of rapid modernization and Japanese emigration to Hawaii, through the World War II era and on into the present day. In addition to our site visits, we will meet with local academics and share classroom experiences with Japanese college students in the cities of Yokohama and Tokyo, and we will read creative and historical works by Japanese, U.S., and Japanese-American authors as we seek insight into the complex connections between these two nations. - SO COOL!!!

I am very excited for this opportunity to explore the complicated story of cultural exchange and conflict, economic ties and competition, as well as war and peace between the Pacific powers of the United States and Japan. 

If you are interested in donating, please do! If you are unable to (or simply don't want to), feel free to share! I would appreciate any form of help. :)

Thanks, everyone!

Peace :)
  • Japan
  • Hawaii, United States of America
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Kauai County, HI, United States of America