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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

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