On March 22, 2016, two American girls headed to Japan for what could be the adventure of their lifetime.
Carmen Reese and Mackenzie Alexander loaded up their bags to head to Taiwan for a five month excursion. As mentioned in a previous article, these former Snow College students have received scholarships to expand their learning in Japan for the next semester. After countless hours of packing and a nearly 17 hour flight, the pair arrived in Taiwan where they will be staying for the next several months.
For the first few days that the girls were there, they resided with Mackenzie’s aunt and uncle until they moved into their apartment. The girls enjoyed hiking the Wahayama Castle, visiting the Cup of Noodles factory, going to a calligraphy class, and riding a seven-story ferris wheel up in Umeda. Mackenzie Alexander said, “I know that no matter what happens, it will be an amazing experience.”
The duo recently started attending school where they are taking classes and working to help teach English. Every day the girls attend Japanese Language Class and throughout the remainder of the week they attend various other classes such as Japanese Philosophy, Japanese Society, and Japanese Literature. The girls have also ran into an international student from Japan who previously attended Snow College. They had the opportunity to explore clubs that they were interested in and begin to work at their job at the English speaking café at their school.
Overall, Carmen and Mackenzie are doing well and are enjoying their time in Japan so far. The Snowdrift wishes them luck and continuing success on the remainder of their journey.