An appetite for adventure!
(Editor’s Note: Madison is on a summer study tour for pre-veterinary medicine students at Rakuno Gakuen University in Ebetsu, Hokkaido, Japan. The University of Findlay established a partnership for cultural and academic exchange experiences with Rakuno Gakuen University in 2008.)
Hello from Japan!
After a thirteen hour flight from a six hour layover in Chicago, my colleagues and I made it safely to Japan. Once out of the airport, our adventures began along with a busy schedule. We have begun to attend classes at the Rakuno Gakuen University. Among our great experiences so far: we witnessed a bear necropsy, saw dolphins and milked the school’s dairy cows early in the morning.Â This week our activities include doing clinicals in the school’s animal hospital. Yesterday we got to see two eye surgeries and do x-rays â€” I’m learning so much!
One of the things I’ve enjoyed most Â is trying the native food of Japan.Â When it comes to food, you could say I’m adventurous. I have managed to eat octopus and squid salad, octopus head, salmon, crab, fried squid tentacles, cow tongue, cow diaphragm, pig intestines and so much more!