Languages student Elena on her year abroad at Gakushuin in 2019-20 I am studying Japanese at UEA. When deciding where to go on my year abroad I chose Tokyo because I wished to experience living in a big city. At the same time, I chose to study at Gakushuin, a small university, with fewer than 10,000 students; therefore, I could still enjoy the benefits of being … Continue reading Spotlight on Partner Universities: Gakushuin University in Japan
How does the word “graduation” make you feel? For some, images of joy and celebration will surely spring to mind – the clinking of glasses and the chance to finally relax after a long, hard slog. For others, it is a time of uncertainty and perhaps even anxiety. Graduating may represent the end of an era, but it is also a new beginning. It’s time to cast … Continue reading From Studying Abroad to Graduation – The Job Hunt
In a blink of an eye, my eighth week of being in Japan is already approaching. I think it’s an understatement to say that a lot has happened within these two months. Many friends from back home have asked countless times, “How’s Japan?” Quite frankly, I never knew how to answer this question other than the typical one-liner, “yeah, I love it!” And don’t get me wrong because it’s true, I’ve genuinely loved my experience in … Continue reading How’s Japan? – Cindy Reflects on Eight Weeks in Kyoto
In honour of Vegan Day on the 1st of November, we have selected two universities situated in cities that are renowned for their culinary delicacies. So if you consider yourself a foodie, with a taste for the finer things in life, then you should consider these universities! ————————————————————————————————————– Kyoto University Kyoto University, also known as Kyodai, is the second oldest Japanese university, #65 in the … Continue reading Two Gastronomic Cities Where Foodies Can Study Abroad!
Are you a festival fan? Then keep on reading! This week we have selected two universities that are infamous for their local festivities. So if you love fireworks, live music or artwork then consider these universities! ——————————————————————————————————————— Tohoku University (Tohokudai) Tohokudai is one of the National Seven Universities in Japan (comparable to the Ivy League in the US) and is widely considered to be one … Continue reading Destinations With Plenty of Cultural Events & Festivals
Rugby fans among us will know that last Friday marked the start of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. With some luck, England will do better than their shocking attempt in 2015 in which they crashed out against Australia (it still hurts). For us here in the Study Abroad Office we’ll be extremely jealous of some of our lucky students that have chosen Japan … Continue reading PARTNERS OF THE WEEK – Sports 23/09/19
Tokyo, Japan, the fashion capital of the world. The creator of modern technology. A culture on the opposite side of the spectrum to the west. I chose to study at a University here, and it was the best decision of my entire life! I am currently studying at the International Christian University (no relation to religion) in Osawa, Tokyo, Japan. I have wanted to come … Continue reading “By taking this chance, UEA has given me something that I can never repay.” Film and Television student, Isabelle, on studying at International Christian University, Japan.
Travelling is an incredible concept. The idea that you can up sticks, move yourself to an unknown culture and immerse yourself in two days, two weeks or even two months of unadulterated learning is fantastic. It’s something we often take for granted. The fact that we have the ability to physically and financially travel, to gain knowledge, experience customs so far removed from our own, … Continue reading Meet the FCO Brand Ambassador – Emma Watkins
I’m constantly shocked to witness the brutal honesty, politeness, and concern for others in Japanese society whilst I am studying at the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan. 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 … Continue reading “We can all learn from each other a little more by understanding the world through different eyes” Viveka at the International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
I had known for a while that I wanted to study Japanese at University – and for years eagerly anticipated the time that I’d actually be able to go! Sometimes I have to stop and think…I am here!! I’m one of the first students at UEA to do a year abroad in Japan, and it’s been beyond awesome so far. I feel very lucky! I’ve … Continue reading “I feel adamant to make the most of my time here” Natalie at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan