Category: Study Abroad

  • Flying to Japan

    Sitting on the plane, writing this; It’s finally happened. I remember being 14 flying to Alaska to visit my mom. She bought me a Lonely Planet guidebook to Japan when we went to a bookstore. It contained information about Japanese culture, customs, and language phrases that are useful when traveling, in Japanese! I still have […]

  • Pre-Departure Post

    I think lots of travelers like to keep a journal, or blog when they leave their home country. Either to document their travels for themselves and family, or as a way to see how much they’ve changed as a person. I will be keeping a blog and posting videos every Friday to document my travels. […]

  • The Final 2 Weeks

    Hey everyone! Wow, I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m leaving in just around two weeks. What!? If you asked me one or even two years ago if I would ever travel and go to Japan or anywhere for study abroad I would have said no. Let alone study abroad for a full academic […]

  • Getting my C.O.E. and Visa!

    Hello again! Update! I’ve received my Certificate of Eligibility! I’m officially a student at my language school and a legal resident of Japan for 1 year and 3 months. I am on a student visa. How did I get a visa to study in Japan? What type of visa can United States citizens get? Well, […]

  • Continuing the Countdown + Thoughts on Life

      Hey Everyone! Updating every Friday has been harder than I thought! I’ll continue even though I feel like I don’t have much more to say. We are down to 37 days till departure for Japan! Time has just been flying by and I feel like I have so much to do before I leave. […]