The Japanese language students concluded their 10 month study this last week. All students scrambled to study for final interviews and group conversation skits, but the final results were definitely worth their while. Below is a reflection from classmate Tianli Zhang.
“Last September, I knew nothing about Japanese. But today I just performed a 15 minute skit in Japanese with my group members in front of our class. During these past 10 months we all had a lot of fun and learned a lot.
From this class I think I learned much more than just the language. We talked about Japanese festivals, food, and the beautiful places of Japan in class. This was my first opportunity to learn Japanese culture directly from a Japanese professor. I think this knowledge will help me perform better in the business world in the future.”
Juli Tejadilla is a full-time student in the Masters of International Management program. She previously graduated with two Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Studio Art from Linfield College. While her interest in international business began as an undergraduate student, she has been traveling around the world since she was nine months old. She hopes through the MIM program to learn key insights to conduct business internationally and to establish herself as a global citizen.