Students from Kyorin University pose with the Regis mascot outside of the playing fieldsNine medical imaging students from Kyorin University participated in their second study abroad experience at Regis

Undergraduate students from Japan were immersed in a week-long study abroad program to learn about the U.S. medical imaging market. Paired individually with Regis students, the Japanese students worked in the university’s state-of-the-art sonography lab, received nuclear medicine class instruction, and participated in a clinical rotation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

“It’s all about global connections and how we can work together,” said David Gilmore, assistant professor and chair of Medical Imaging at Regis. “Not only did they learn, but they reciprocated by teaching the American students about the Japanese imaging market.”

Regis students hosted several activities outside of the classroom including an “Olympic Day” and movie night. Additionally, students and faculty from both programs spent a day in Boston together to further foster learning and friendships.

“I would like to express our deep appreciation to all at Regis, especially David who is a good friend and colleague,” said Dr. Tomoaki Yamamoto, professor of Radiological Technology at Kyorin University. “This program gave a lot of precious experiences, friendship and global communications.”