This is the official WordPress site for the Texas State School of Journalism and Mass Communication‘s Education Abroad Program to Japan, led by Academic Program Director Gilbert D. Martinez and SJMC lecturer Sara Shields.

Pictured above are Martinez and Shields with the graduate and undergraduate students in SJMC Japan 2024.

The two mass communication graduate students are Stephanie Lisette Calderon and Valerie Figueroa, who will each earn graduate course credit in global media systems and global strategic communication practice.

The 16 undergraduate students, who will earn credit in feature writing and mobile storytelling, are as follows, organized by major:

Advertising: Ivy Murph, Lauren Reid and Abigail Tuttle

Digital Media Innovation: Elise Kadison, Rosey Mendoza, Laura Restrepo Posada and Colton Winters

Electronic Media: Cade Gulley and Kaylie Kruk

International Relations: Elian Reyes

International Studies: Thalia Gomez Patino, Oluwatobi (Tobi) Jaiyeoba and Jasmine Olivo

Mass Communication: Kaitlyn Maurer

Public Relations: Kimberly Garza and Carlota Pulgar

Check this WordPress site regularly for blog posts and multimedia about our daily activities in Tokyo and Kyoto and on a variety of topics during our trip in June 2024. You can also find us on our Instagram account (@SJMCJapan) and the hashtag #sjmcjapan.