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Testimonials

The Japanese Studies Program strives to maintain in contact with all alumni and friends. We would love to hear about your news and accomplishments. If you would like to share your success stories, please send an email to japan@ucsd.edu. We would love to post your testimonial on our website.

Also, please feel free to visit our Facebook page for any updates on program news, events, and job opportunities.

Why Japanese?

Students in JAPN 20B created advocacy videos to share the benefits of learning Japanese language and culture with others. We hope that you are encouraged to start and/or continue learning Japanese language and culture by watching these videos!

Annual Alumni Perspectives Event Archive

Watch recordings of our past alumni events! Enjoy!

Alumni Testimonials

  • Nikki Erika Riser
    (B.S. in Management Science at UC San Diego, 2012)
  • Tony Wang
    (B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy at UC San Diego, 2012)
  • Gloria Wu
    (B.S. in Biochemistry and Cellular Biology and B.A. in Japanese Studies at UC San Diego, 2012, Doctor of Pharmacy, USD School of Pharmacy, 2016)
  • Dylan Yokoyama
    (B.S. in Nano Engineering and Minor in Japanese Studies at UC San Diego, 2014 / Master of Entertainment Arts & Engineering at University of Utah, 2017)
  • Laura Lee
    (B.A. in Japanese Studies, B.A. in International Studies-Linguistics at UC San Diego, 2015)
  • Anthony Joseph O'Donnell 
    (M.A. in Bilingual Education with Emphasis in American Sign Language and English at UC San Diego, 2015)
  • Bingrui Chen
    (B.A. in Japanese Studies at UC San Diego, 2018)
  • Jeremy Wan
    (B.A. in Japanese Studies, B.S. in Chemical Engineering at UC San Diego, 2019)
  • Stephanie Borria
    (B.A. in Japaenese Studies and B.S. in Psychology at UC San Diego, 2011 / MSc in Modern Japaense Studies from St Antony's College at the University of Oxford, 2017)
  • Erik Chen
    (B.A. in Japanese Studies at UC San Diego, 2014)
  • Megan Murata
    (B.A. in Japanese Studies at UC San Diego, 2019)
  • Derek Tse
    (B.S. in Computer Science and Minors in Japanese Studies and Math at UC San Diego, 2021)
  • Sophie Osborn
    (B.A. in International Studies-History and Minor in Japanese Studies at UC San Diego, 2018)

Study Abroad Testimonials

Check out the former students' study abroad testimonials in this video!
Study Abroad in Japan


Contact Study Abroad UC San Diego for questions.