Chinese teacher and modern languages chair Chrissy Stouder Smith took part in a three week trip to Japan this summer. As a high school student, Ms. Stouder spent a year with a host family in Japan. Growing up in Indiana, the trip to Japan opened a world of opportunity for her, she she was excited to revisit a lot of the places and people who inspired her love of international travel and foreign languages. She even had the chance to see her high school advisor Sensei Yoshida from my 1999 exchange year.