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
We’re about to kick off our term in Sydney. TGS faculty, students, and staff couldn’t be more thrilled. This is the second stop in the TGS “world tour,” and the coming months hold exciting opportunities for our students to learn about the rich history and beautiful landscape of Australia.
Students will spend time investigating the people, culture and history of our host country: its native peoples, culture and customs. Our host school, MLC, will provide classroom facilities, opportunities for the faculty of both schools to collaborate, and a chance to meet new friends.
Thanks to the Southern Hemisphere’s warm summer weather, TGS students will be able to take full advantage of incredible outdoor activities like diving the Great Barrier Reef (along with university researchers) and climbing the Blue Mountains. Students will further their studies in Mandarin and learn about the Lunar New Year, with the opportunity to participate in celebrations right along with the Chinese-Australian community.
In the coming weeks, we’ll highlight blog posts written by TGS students and share photos from their activities. Follow along and learn more about the TGS experience!