Skip to main content

Somber lessons in Hiroshima

Study abroad at peace memorial gives students a chance to witness the devastating effects of the atomic bomb


Hiroshima peace park
February 04, 2020

Arizona State University computer science major and Japanese minor student Oscar Veloria Jr. traveled to Japan as part of a study abroad trip in May 2019. Veloria took Japanese language and cultural classes at Hiroshima University and one of his class activities took him to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, where he learned about the tragic effects of the bombing of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945.


Video/photo by Yuxing Lei/ASU Now

This is just one of the many experiences offered through the ASU Study Abroad Office, which has 250-plus programs in more than 65 different countries.

Top photo: The Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park in Hiroshima, Japan. Photo by Pixabay

More Local, national and global affairs

 

Man holding microphone

Assistant secretary of Indian affairs visits with students at ASU Labriola Center

Bryan Newland visited Arizona State University’s Tempe campus Monday to talk with students and tour a new library space. As assistant secretary of Indian affairs at the U.S. Department of the…

Man and woman shaking hands

Stereotype of dominant male leader takes a hit

What does a leader look like? One long-held stereotype is that leaders are alpha males — dominant and forceful.  But does that assumption mean that people prefer this type of leader? According to…

Black father and child sitting on a couch with a dog next to them across from a woman smiling and taking notes.

Professor explores African Americans’ role in social work

Before professional social workers began serving the underserved, African Americans relied on a sustained tradition of self-help and mutual aid. They had to, said Justin Harty, an assistant…