What does the blog address ‘shinpaideshou‘ refer to?
The address of this blog is romaji for the Japanese 心配でしょう, meaning “You’re worried, aren’t you?” Something we felt was an apt summary of how most students feel when faced with the inevitable situation of deciding what they want to do with their lives.
Is this blog written only by Gettysburg graduates?
No, we plan on having guest bloggers as well. This blog was brainstormed and begun by Gettysburg graduates with the intention of helping future Gettysburg students. However, we recognize that 1) we don’t know everything! 2) others in the field have valuable contributions to make, and 3) anyone entering or exiting the field of Japanese Studies from other academic institutions may find our blog useful.
Can I write an article for the blog?
Absolutely! We are always in need of writers for our weekly feature articles. If you have a topic you want to write on, send us an email and let us know. We have had current students, former students, and companies in the Japan field all submit articles to Shinpai Deshou.
Can I request a topic?
Absolutely! If we can help you in any way, we would love to. Just shoot us an email or leave us a comment. If your question isn’t in our immediate experience, we can put out a request to other colleagues and hopefully bring in a guest writer on the topic.
Is this blog endorsed by Gettysburg College?
While our former advisors are thrilled we have taken the time and effort to help out future students, this blog has no official affiliation with any academic institutions. The site is, however, linked on the Gettysburg College webpage for current students in Asian Studies.
Will you include a link to my blog/site?
The inclusion of links to other sites as resources will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you have something you think would be helpful for students, feel free to email it to us and we would be happy to look it over! If it’s really helpful, it may get reviewed and included in a future post.
Will you post an announcement for our study abroad program / conference /scholarship / event/ etc?
Again, the inclusion of content by request will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We would like to limit our announcements to items such as workshops, conferences, and special events (generally those open to the public) featuring a substantial Japanese aspect. Exceptions may be made for particularly outstanding lectures such as controversial topics, exceedingly rare guests, or lectures to support disaster relief or volunteerism. If you have something you think would be helpful for students, email us and we will be happy to look at it and post it if it’s relevant. We’re all here to help!