Hey guys, my name is Bradley Ross Seltzer. I am a rising junior at Dickinson college, and a political science major. I applied for this program for a variety of reasons. I have always had a candid interest in the culture and natural landscape of Japan, starting with the films of Miyazaki and the works of artists like Nujabes, and continuing on from my love of food and sightseeing in various countries. I am excited to be working with everyone for the next month, and see this trip as an opportunity to broaden my cultural horizons, learn about population demographics and the effect disasters have on them, and most likely brush up on a little Japanese. Ready for an exciting time here!