Brandon Cester Studying Overseas in Kyushu, Japan

Hello, my name is Brandon and I am currently studying abroad in Japan for Semester 2 2017 and semester 1 2018!

My time here so far has been the best experience of my life. I am very lucky to have the opportunity to study part of my degree in a different country. I have seen a lot of Japan but still have much more to see! I have made many friends both Japanese and international students. They have helped make this journey even more enjoyable!
So far, I have spent 4 months in the island of Kyushu with is the most southern part of Japan, so the climate is very nice here in all seasons. I have had the opportunity to travel to the world famous Hot Springs in Beppu Japan. It was my first time trying a natural hot spring and it was amazing! The Food here is extremely tasty and so much to try!
Soon the Sakura (cherry blossoms) will bloom which will be my first time ever seeing real Sakura.

I have also been to many traditional Temples, Shrines and my favourite, the old Samurai Housing! The rich culture here is very interesting and so educating! Soon the long spring break will come, and I plan to travel most of Japan in the 2 months break. I am very excited.

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