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
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
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
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 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
In this photo you can see two young participants of the Jidai Matsuri （時代祭）while they were marching in the parade. This festival is very famous in Kyoto （京都）and is one of the top three biggest in Japan. This festival is also known as the Festival of the ages as it has a lot to do with the history of Japan. It was held in the … Continue reading Shelby in Japan
I am already half way through my six month stay in Japan and I don’t want to leave! I originally applied to go to Tokyo and was a little disappointed when I found out there were no places available in a Tokyo university but now I could not be happier that I’m living Kyoto. Kyoto is a really beautiful city there is so much to … Continue reading Do the GO Program!
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