Meet Megan Benson, Program Counselor for World Campus – Japan 2015 Program!

Megan Benson

Hello fellow members of World Campus – Japan!

My name is Megan Benson. I was born in Twin Falls, Idaho in the United States and have lived in the area ever since. Growing up, I was always shy and afraid of new things. As I grew older, I realized I needed to try to venture out of my comfort zone, and when I heard of World Campus – Japan I jumped on the opportunity to join in. Japan is one of the most beautiful places in the world—definitely the most beautiful I have ever seen! I am excited to return this year and hope to help everyone have the best experience possible!

When I arrived in Japan for Session 1 last summer, I spoke only a few words of Japanese. Although you might expect one to have a hard time understanding their surroundings when they don’t speak the language, it is extremely easy to immerse yourself into the culture. Japan is filled with the some of the kindest, most genuine people I have ever met, and learning some of the language was quick and easy with the help of my host families and fellow participants.

This program helped me learn to break down cultural barriers to not only get to know the people around me, but to also discover and understand who I am as a person. World Campus – Japan can help you branch out to people from countries all around the world. Although you may get home sick, you aren’t far from lifelong friends and an experience that could change your life. The World Campus – Japan family is one that you never forget!

Megan Benson

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