After becoming a licensed caregiver, I worked for a nursing home in Tokyo for 3 and a half years.
At that time, I was an inexperienced 24-year-old who had never lived away from my family.
There were tons of fun activities and events both Japanese and American throughout the year, and all the interns worked together hard to organize them.
On off-days, I used to go to one of my favorite cities Berkeley and cruised through the students or studied just like them in UC Berkeley libraries.
Participating in a year-long internship at a Japanese senior home in America was such a precious experience for me.