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The Japan Connection Circle (JCC) is a UMass student organization for students who are interested in deepening their knowledge and awareness of Japan. The mission of JCC is to explore, discover, learn, and broaden and share members' knowledge and cultural awareness towards Japan and its language in a non-discriminatory environment.
This J-Pop Dance Club seeks to promote Japanese Pop Culture by performing at various events both on and off campus. ODM is a competitive and recreational team consisting of members from the Five College Consortium. We aim to provide dance opportunities to our members of various experiences levels. In order to improve our performance and skills, we hold weekly practices to rehearse various kinds of J-Pop dances and challenges. Auditions are held every semester for new members.
Asian American Students in Action (AASIA) was founded at Mount Holyoke College in 1992 to address and bring awareness to issues affecting Asians in America. It serves as a support group and a voice for AAPI students on campus. AASIA also works to unite the AAPI community with other groups for students of color and allies against racism and socioeconomic injustice.
The Asian Center for Empowerment, commonly known as the "ACE", serves as a space that provides support, education, community and a meeting spot for primarily, but not exclusively, Asian, Asian American and South Asian students at MHC.
The Asian Arts & Culture Program at the Fine Arts Center was begun in 1993 to provide an awareness, appreciation and knowledge of the artistic and cultural heritages of Asia and the Middle East. By showcasing the highest caliber of traditional and contemporary artists and scholars in concerts and performances, festivals, inter-generational community events, international and regional cultural education tours, film screenings, lectures and interactive presentations this program extends the cultural and artistic horizons of our audiences.
Although Five College Center for East Asian Studies is committed to promoting East Asian Studies at the Five Colleges and supports the teaching of East Asian cultures in the Northeast, Five College students can also attend their events and use their resources.
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Its scholarships have been awarded for thirteen languages, including Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. The CLS Program institutes cover approximately one academic year of university-level language coursework during a seven- to ten-week summer program.
Mount Holyoke College
Wa-shin-an, Mount Holyoke College, Japanese Tea House and Garden
Open for contemplative practices, such as meditation, prayer, sketching, reading poetry, or quiet sitting
Tour hours: Mondays through Fridays from 1pm to 5pm
Japanese Language Table
Japanese Language Table(Spring 2019)
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
153 Club Dining Room, Blanchard Community Center