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
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!