Program Focus

The focus of this abroad is a study of modern Japan with an emphasis on culture, history, language, and contemporary society. In particular, students will focus on the key events and forces that have shaped Japan’s history and culture and define its society today. In essence, this abroad offers a cross-disciplinary study of Japanese society — its traditions, current issues and challenges, and future trends.

Program Staff

linda_thumbLinda Bohaker, Faculty Director
This program will be directed by Linda A. Bohaker, associate professor of business administration at Principia College. Professor Bohaker holds two master degrees: one in international business and one in Japanese studies, She has studied Japanese language and culture extensively, and she has lived, studied, and worked in Japan. She served as adjunct faculty on Principia’ Hawaii field program during December, 1997, and as the program director of six previous abroad to Japan.

What are you most looking forward to on this abroad?
I love sharing Japan with students and watching them explore a new culture. More importantly, I love supporting students in their spiritual growth, one of the natural outcomes of travelling and studying abroad.

What metaphysical quote are you taking with you?
“Behold, I send an Angel before thee , to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.” Ex. 23:20

If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?
With all the travelling that I do, I’d love to be able to teleport.

What is your favorite ice cream?
My top three: Peppermint, Pistachio, and Chunky Monkey

 

Brandon Frank, Program Resident Counselor

What are you most looking forward to on this abroad?
I am looking forward to learning more about Life, Truth, and Love.

What metaphysical quote are you taking with you?
"He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love."  1 John 4:8

If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?
First, I would like the power to heal pain and suffering. Then, I would gladly have the powers of Superman without the whole kryptonite issue.

What is your favorite ice cream?
Ben and Jerry’s "Half Baked"