Junior Year Abroad Network Annual Report 2006-2007
December 1, 2007
In December 2007, an initial cohort of participants in the Berkley Center's Junior Year Abroad Network (JYAN) presented reflections on their time spent living and studying around the world, which are summarized in this report. As JYAN participants, students immerse themselves in diverse settings from England to Egypt to China and write several letters from abroad dealing with questions of religion, culture, and politics in a different part of the world. These are posted as a running conversation on the Berkley Center website. Through the blogs, students engage in dialogue about their common experiences and perceptions of their different cultures, particularly the many roles that religion plays in their host country's culture.