Nicole Watson, studying overseas at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, Japan

Hello! My name is Nicole and I am currently participating in the Study Overseas Semester Program 2018 in Nagoya Japan. For the past eight years I have had a dream to study in a foreign country – more specifically Japan. During my earlier high school years, I developed a passion for many different kinds of languages from around the world such as Japanese, Italian, Swedish, … Continue reading Nicole Watson, studying overseas at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, Japan

Minami from USC Studying Overseas at Doshisha University

Studying at the Doshisha University has been a semi-dream that I aspired towards when entering the University of Sunshine Coast. I heard many stories from my brother and my friends about the lifestyle in Japan, and on arrival, I have to admit it is opposite from Australia.  The first month, I was fascinated in exploring Tokyo and Kyoto before University started. I had a slight … Continue reading Minami from USC Studying Overseas at Doshisha University

Tyler Studying Overseas at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies

  Having been to japan 3 years prior to travelling overseas with our university, i had a lot that i expected of japan, and the culture that went with it. but i of course knew that nothing would be what i expected even if i have experienced the culture before. Travelling from USC to NUFS was an experience in itself from boarding the first plane … Continue reading Tyler Studying Overseas at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies

Ashley studying at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies in Japan

Coming to Japan has been a dream I’ve had since I began studying Japanese in high school. From using a Japanese keyboard, to walking down the street surrounded by Japanese signs and Japanese people (the wide variety of faces and styles is amazing) are things you can’t quite imagine if you’ve never been here. Recently, I was riding the train, and a woman in a kimono … Continue reading Ashley studying at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies in Japan

Vincey at Doshisha University in Japan

    Studying at Doshisha University for two semesters was an awesome experience. Throughout Japan and the Kansai area Doshisha University, has a very good reputation and is considered to be a very prestigious private university. I have had so much fun seeing and visiting so many different places on my Study Overseas semester, hear is a list of only a few of the amazing … Continue reading Vincey at Doshisha University in Japan

The Hardest Part Of Traveling No One Talks About

Article and concept taken from Kellie Donnelly a PR student living in Indiana and navigating the awkward post-college years. It is always awe-inspiring to hear all the amazing stories our USC GO Program students have had overseas. However, there is one side to the GO Program experience that fails to get a mention…how you feel once you’ve returned? Returning home can sometimes be the most difficult part … Continue reading The Hardest Part Of Traveling No One Talks About

Marnie Greer in Kyoto, Japan

The beginning of my semester abroad at the Sapporo Airport (Hokkaido, Japan) on 17th March, I was taking a train from Niseko, where I was skiing, to Sapporo airport. I was the only non-Japanese person in the carriage (on the train from what I could see) and these 2 girls started talking to me in Japanese. Surprisingly we could communicate with my limited Japanese. We’ve … Continue reading Marnie Greer in Kyoto, Japan

Kanako from Japan: Sunday lunch

Hello, my name is Kanako Endo. I’m from Japan. I came to USC as an exchange student. I’ve been here for over 3 months and been living at Varsity Apartments. I’m studying English here and I’m staying here until December. I have a good time at Varsity with my friends. I spend much time talking with them and sometimes we hang out and cook together. I … Continue reading Kanako from Japan: Sunday lunch