|氏名||クレイグ ヴァージル（Virgil Craig）|
|所属||国際学部 国際学科 グローバル専攻|
I grew up in Southern California and after graduating from high school I moved to Northern California to attend school at Sonoma State University which is located just north of the multicultural city of San Francisco. I majored in Psychology and after graduating I worked with young children ages 7 to 13 in a variety of educational settings. My interest in different cultures and education inspired me to visit Japan to learn about Japanese culture and to study Japanese.
I have lived and worked in Japan for the past 28 years teaching English to high school and university students as well as helping business people improve their language skills, understand cultural differences and prepare for overseas assignments. During this time I have seen the world become smaller and the need for language skills and cross-cultural understanding become greater. I’ve always strived to be a better teacher and contribute more to Japanese society.
I’m looking forward to working with and helping you achieve your goals.
This must be a very exciting time for you; your first year of university with a once in a lifetime chance to study abroad and improve your language skills, learn about various cultures and make new friends. We will do our best to make sure you have the skills and necessary support to make your study abroad experience successful. Upon your return to Japan and completion of your degree you will truly be global citizens and productive members of the global society. Wishing everyone the best of luck!!