Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...Read More
One of the key characteristics that our Admissions Department looks for in a potential student is their ability to adapt to a transient lifestyle. Students at THINK Global School have the unique opportunity of immersing themselves within twelve distinct cultures during their studies, so the ability to acclimate quickly is of paramount importance.
9th and 10th grade students Isaac, Alejandro, Hudson, Joseph, and Paul explore this concept in our newest Student Showcase by using their camera to demonstrate the insular attitude that many visitors take upon arrival in a new country. The boys also interview local youth who share their affinity for skateboarding, and sit down for coffee and a frank discussion on the five stages of culture shock, and how they have personally been affected during the course of their travels.