Keanu Henry ’24

Program: Japan Semester

Major: Biology/Pre-Dentistry

Minor: Japanese

Why did you choose to study abroad and how did you decide on this program?

I wanted to experience Japan as an exchange student. I chose this program because my minor is Japanese.

Briefly describe a specific cultural experience you had on your program that made a lasting impression.

Learning to play a little Shakuhachi, wearing a kimono, dancing Awadori, and walking up Takao and Mitake mountain.

Describe your overall study abroad experience.

Very fun and exploratory.

Based on your experiences abroad, what are some of the benefits of spending a semester abroad? How has studying abroad contributed to your personal, academic, and professional development?

Understanding your place in the world and reshaping and cementing your own goals.

What advice can you offer for CSB+SJU students who are considering or planning to study abroad?

100% should study or intern abroad. I had an enjoyable experience. Also, try budgeting better than me. I went 2000 over my budget to travel more and attend more programs during my time abroad.