My name is Ellie McLaren, I have just completed my six-month program learning Japanese at Ritsumeikan University, Kinugasa Campus. I had the opportunity to learn Japanese through the IJL track (Intensive Japanese Language) whilst studying archaeology and heritage. I wanted to be in Kyoto to explore Kansai and be able to study world heritage sites … Continue reading USC student Ellie McLaren studying overseas at Ritsumeikan University in Japan
My name is Tim, I am currently studying at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. Studying overseas has been an eye-opening experience, and I have been able to delve into the language and culture in a way I couldn't experience anywhere else. A simple bike ride or walk to the university allows me to see … Continue reading USC student Timothy Gill studying overseas at at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan
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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading Do the GO Program!