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  1. Asia

    1. Riku Tanaka '20

      What languages can you speak?

      Japanese, English, and Chinese


      What extracurricular activities are you involved with on campus?

      Cross Country, Swimming, Track and Field

      The Phillipian(Sports and Multilingual), (co-head)Andover Japanese Connection, World Partner, Andover Foreign Magazine


      What are your favorite thing(s) on campus?

      I like the tight-knit camaraderie that exists in the swim team that I was glad to be a part of.

      I also love the stir-fry the Paresky Commons make for us!


      How does Andover compare to your home?

      Andover is very different from home in terms of food, academics, and student culture. Before coming to Andover, I was used to eating Japanese food every day that my parents make for me. I can still recall an ordinary breakfast when I was in Japan: miso soup, baked salmon, and rice. However, the breakfast here is very different; I was not used to eating sweet things in the morning including pancakes, french toasts, etc. This was a major challenge for me. Also, coming to Andover as an international student means you are less likely to be speaking in your mother tongue; this was also a challenge for me.