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OVERCOMING
overseas calls for free. “I waited in line for two hours to talk to my mom for 10 minutes. It was about 1:00 a.m. when she heard my voice. She was just freaking out,” said Ashley. Her mother notified the UCEAP. The international students pooled food stashed in their rooms and “were able to pick up a few things in convenience stores, just popping around,” she said. Some students were “paranoid about the whole (nuclear) situation. They just wanted to get out of the country as soon as possible. They left us all their food,” she said. “Personally I didn’t worry about the radiation. I didn’t think there was anything to warrant needing to leave.” “For a couple of days, there was no power, electricity, water, or gas but we still had this big emergency tank of water in the back we were using to cook and drink. It was basically like camping. Besides worrying about everyone, I was kind of having fun with it,” she said. Cell phone service came back on, but her battery was dead and she was without a way to charge it. Another student relayed word that the UCEAP had summoned its students to the Tokyo Student Center. Trains weren’t running and lines were long at the Sendai bus station, but she wound up on a bus the German embassy dispatched to bring its students back to the capital. Her remaining friends decided to travel farther south while Tohoku was closed (it reopened in April), but Ashley then got an e-mail telling her all the UC programs were cancelled. She cried the rest of the way to the Tokyo Study Center and flew home days later. Ashley now has applied to teach in the JET program, putting on hold plans for graduate school and a career as a research biologist. “I’m not prepared to give up Japanese and my connection with Japan. I really want to go back and live there helping people that I knew,” she said. Student blogs chronicled the dismay other students felt about going home early. A University of Kansas student on an ISEP exchange wrote from Osaka, “I’ve worked long and hard to get here, and coming back… would be near impossible.” But she added that “the worry has caught up with me, and it is exhausting…. So much mixed emotions right now. I just want everything to go back to that, ‘YAY, I’m in Japan!’ feeling.” Before departing, she stocked up on anime and manga and accomplished one goal: seeing a musical extravaganza by the all-female Takarazuka troupe. A Northern Arizona University student at Nanzan University in Nagoya, 400 miles from the epicenter,

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International students studying at Tohoko University traveled to Ishinomaki to serve international dishes, including Turkish fried rice, Chinese dumpling, and a French dessert, to victims of the earthquake and tsunami.
KASUKO SUEMATSU/TOHOKO UNIVERSITY

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International Educator - March/April 2012
Contents
From the Editors
In Brief
Voices: University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi
Overcoming Chaos
Degrees of Distinction
Macalester College
Foreign Student Affairs
A View from Out Here
In Focus
Language Supplement
The language of Business
Launching Pad: Community College Programs
Intensive English Language Directory
Intensive Foreign Language Directory
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