5 Ways Studying Abroad at UEA Helped Will with his Future Career

This great article was first published by Will Samayoa on his own blog in July 2020. Thank you Will for sharing your story and how studying abroad at UEA helped you to develop! HOW I MADE THE DECISION TO STUDY ABROAD IN ENGLAND ​In these difficult times that we’re living through I often reach for a journal full of pages and photos that captured one of … Continue reading 5 Ways Studying Abroad at UEA Helped Will with his Future Career

Why Tavish Recommends Studying Abroad at UEA

I’m enjoying everything immensely but what is sticking out the most is the friends I have made. My group of friends are mostly international students so it is great to be learning about England and the rest of the world at the same time. My friends are from all over Europe, Asia, etc. UEA and Norwich serves as a great backdrop for this as the … Continue reading Why Tavish Recommends Studying Abroad at UEA

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Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowship: A truly precious opportunity

The Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowship was extremely well-curated and organised. My expectation when I decided to apply for the program was that the three-week duration would comprise introductory lectures of various topics across Japanese art history plus a specific trip to the British Museum’s manga exhibition (which was the only museum exhibition mentioned in the call-for-application). Therefore, the goal that I initially set for myself was to use this summer to gain some basic knowledge of Japanese art history. One can imagine how pleasantly surprised I was when I first read … Continue reading Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowship: A truly precious opportunity

Exciting opportunities and stimulating experiences on the Ishibashi Summer Fellowship

Now that the Ishibashi Summer Fellowship for Japanese Arts and Cultural Heritage has concluded and all the experiences and information I absorbed during the three weeks have settled in, my time at UEA still feels like a dream come true. It is still hard to believe that I met all these wonderful people from places distributed all over the world, and that we became such close friends in such a short period of time simply because we … Continue reading Exciting opportunities and stimulating experiences on the Ishibashi Summer Fellowship

One of the Best Summers I’ve Ever Had – 2019 Japan Orientation

Many months have passed since the Japan Orientation Program ended, but there are countless days when I find myself reliving of those unforgettable two weeks. My time at the University of East Anglia has been a once in a lifetime experience that shaped one of the best summers that I have ever had. I believe that everyone should see and participate in this program which … Continue reading One of the Best Summers I’ve Ever Had – 2019 Japan Orientation

William’s Experience of the Deakin Work Integrated Learning Programme

I first learnt of the Deakin – University of East Anglia, England work-integrated learning program fairly late in the semester when looking for a last international experience that I could do in my degree, having previously done an exchange and another internship program. In hindsight, the decision to apply for this program was one of the best decisions of my university degree.  Having travelled around … Continue reading William’s Experience of the Deakin Work Integrated Learning Programme

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The Chance to Gain New Experiences in Japanese Studies at UEA

On 10 April 2019, the day after my twentieth birthday, I was informed that I was one of the fourteen students who had been awarded with the Japan Orientation Scholarship Award at UEA Summer Study Programme. At that moment, I felt that I brought my passion towards Japanese studies to a new level. I started my major in Japanese language and Asian studies at Karoli Gaspar University in Budapest in 2017, at the age of eighteen. The award has given me the chance to gain … Continue reading The Chance to Gain New Experiences in Japanese Studies at UEA

Learning New Perspectives on the Ishibashi Summer Fellowship

As I am a student from Japan this program was a great opportunity to observe and interpret Japanese art from a foreign point of view. Throughout the program I had opportunities to visit museums exhibiting Japanese ceramics and porcelain, and it was intriguing to see how their presentation differed from that of a typical museum in Japan.  The most significant dissimilarity between UK and Japan I noticed was that almost all UK museums display their ceramics collection using tall shelves with 5-6 tiers each, and arrange the … Continue reading Learning New Perspectives on the Ishibashi Summer Fellowship