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Alumni Share: Adapting to your Environments with Jenna Lindake Heavenrich

In this episode, we will discuss the topic of belonging and reverse culture shock when trying to adapt to a changing environment. Ms. Jenna Lindake Heavenrich, a Boren Scholar to Japan and Shansi Fellow to India, will discuss experiences and perspectives adapting to different roles and lifestyles whilst abroad. Jenna also discusses creative career solutions while abroad, particularly for military spouses.

Engaging with the Japanese Culture and Language

A service member discusses engaging with the culture and language in Japan.

Addressing Others in Japan

In this video, a Japanese national discusses addressing superiors in Japan.

Gestures in Japan

In this video, a service member demonstrates how Japanese people gesture numbers.

VCAT Japan

The purpose of this course is to provide cultural awareness and language training using gaming technologies along with other innovative methods. VCAT Japan focuses on the country of Japan, and provides a basic introduction to Japanese focused on the missions of Humanitarian Assistance and Leader Engagements. It is a web-based course on JKO that delivers a customized course of instruction which is based on the specific area of deployment and the specific area of interest selected by the user. Users are tested on their knowledge and must score a passing grade in order to graduate and receiveā€¦