I am writing this blog post from a Starbucks cafe in downtown Tokyo, stealing their Wi-Fi and sheltering myself away from the snow. The warmth and familiarity of Starbucks has … Continue Reading Sophia University, Japan – My ﬁrst 24 hours in Tokyo
It’s March 21st and the plane is about to leave. The Sydney which was blazing hot all week has suddenly started pouring as if a calamity has struck. Maybe this … Continue Reading Sophia University, Japan
Hello! It’s been over a month since my last post and I’ve gotten into a sense of routine I think. I attend uni three days a week, which gives me … Continue Reading Adjusting to Tokyo
So its been over a month in Japan and as I gradually got used to life in Japan, trouble struck. Perhaps its due to the overwhelming club events, or perhaps … Continue Reading Japan in a nutshell
In my first blog I wrote about my expectations and preparations for the upcoming exchange to the city of Hakodate in Japan. In this blog I will relate my experiences … Continue Reading Blog 2 – The Experience
Hectic, eventful or was it undeniably nerve-wrecking? I must say, the process and planning for my exchange program has been a bit of all of the above. My destination? All … Continue Reading My Exchange Journey
Welcome to the first blog in which I will be recounting my preparations for my exchange to Japan and my expectations before leaving. It has been a long time in … Continue Reading Blog 1 – Preparation
Hello!! It’s my first day in Japan and I think I went from ‘I really like it here’ to ‘I kind of want to go home’ in the span of … Continue Reading Tokyo: Day 1
Tokyo, as one of the top cities in the world, its unique Japanese culture attracts me to come here for exchange. I arrived Tokyo on 16th March. When I just … Continue Reading Hello Tokyo!
I have already spent more than two weeks in Japan and this is my fourth visit within two years. Nevertheless, the beginning of term is next week indeed so I … Continue Reading Wonderful memories of my Journey to Japan
It has been almost two months now since arriving in Japan and it’s safe to say that I have settled in nicely – it feels very much like home now.
Japan is always the first in my bucket list among all the countries that I want to travel. Exchange to Sophia University for one semester is definitely a great opportunity … Continue Reading #GaijinLife
What to expect when arrive? Residence card Once you arrive in Tokyo airport, you will be issued a residence card, which looks like the one below. Please remember to provide these … Continue Reading Arriving in Tokyo
Konnichiwa! I’ve only been in Japan for a few days, but I’m ecstatic from what I’ve experienced so far. I’ve met so many great people and the cultural shock and … Continue Reading Konnichiwa from Nippon!
In just under a week I will be travelling to Tokyo to study at Sophia University for one semester. It has been a long and arduous process but it will … Continue Reading Preparations & Applications: My Journey to Japan