Leaving is an End. Re-entry is a New Start.

Cleo Zisang Yang
January 2, 2014

I first knew the meaning of the term “re-entry” in a re-orientation meeting for exchange students.

Re-entry means adjusting back to your own culture, or getting another round of “culture shock”.  IES staff encouraged and preped us for re-entry and so …here I come.

I will definitely miss Japan, miss my IES family and my host family. We all know that it’s not the last time we see each other. Japan, I will be back. My IES friends, see you next time.



Cleo Zisang Yang

<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">Cleo Yang is an Economics and Statistics major and Japanese minor studying at Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts. Studying on one of the most beautiful campuses in the US, she enjoys photography, reading, Japanese tea ceremony and her Japanese class every morning. For her, learning new things every day is the most satisfying feeling. While studying abroad in Japan she hopes to immerse herself in both traditional and modern Japanese culture, improve her Japanese to a higher level and make new friends.</span></p>

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