Japan: Health Care Professions
Undergraduate students who are preparing for careers in health care experience life and a health care system in another country with the School of Liberal Arts study abroad program in Japan. While in Japan, students visited several places in Yokohama, Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima, including the Yokohama Rosai Nursing School and Yokohama Rosai Hospital, a private midwife clinic, and the Biomedical Science Center at Waseda University.
While in Kyoto, students met with a Zen Buddhist priest who lectured on Zen meditation and its effects on the brain and health. The Hiroshima portion of the program included a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, where students listened to a testimonial of an atomic bomb survivor and poems written by children affected by the bombing. Students also visited Hiroshima Radiation Effect Foundation and Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima.