ICU, Tokyo, Japan

I’m constantly shocked to witness the brutal honesty, politeness, and concern for others in Japanese society. These are but a few examples; One day coming home on a train, I witnessed a group of young tomboyish girls, all with short hair and snap-backs in my train car. The only way I could tell they were…

Binghamton University, New York State, USA

I wake up early one Monday morning in December.  Even though I have Mondays free I always end up waking early because my roommate has an eight am class almost every day. Since I’m up anyway, I decide to check my emails for the day. I scroll through them until I see one that sparks…

San Francisco State University, California, USA

A year abroad, a lifetime of memories. As cheesy and cliché as this may sound, it is nothing but the honest truth. For anyone considering, and for those who have been on a study abroad programme, I’m sure you can identify with this- studying abroad was the best year and the best decision of my…