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The Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowship: ‘A truly precious opportunity’ – Pao-chen Tang

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 The Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowship: ‘A truly precious opportunity’ – Pao-chen Tang

‘Exciting opportunities, stimulating experiences and inspiring exchanges’- Sabine, 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, stimulating experiences and inspiring exchanges’- Sabine, on the Ishibashi Summer Fellowship

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A Photo Diary of my experience at UEA, by Alice.

Alice came to UEA for the Centre for Japanese Studies Ishibashi Summer Fellowship in Summer 2019. You can find out more about the Ishibashi Fellowship here. Continue reading A Photo Diary of my experience at UEA, by Alice.

“One of the best summers that I have ever had”- Sofie from the Czech Republic on 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 that I have ever had”- Sofie from the Czech Republic on 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 award has given me the chance to gain new experiences in Japanese studies in a language I have been practicing for years’ – Marianna, Japan Orientation 2019

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 award has given me the chance to gain new experiences in Japanese studies in a language I have been practicing for years’ – Marianna, Japan Orientation 2019

‘Sad that three unforgettable weeks of the Ishibashi Fellowship that would have a long-lasting impact on our academic & professional trajectories had finished’

With all the excitement we had for the Ishibashi Summer Fellowship, we started our first week in Norwich, getting to know the city and learning what it has to offer. After being introduced to the campus of University of East Anglia, which we would be using for the remainder of the Programme, and possibly in the future when we come back, we soon moved to the … Continue reading ‘Sad that three unforgettable weeks of the Ishibashi Fellowship that would have a long-lasting impact on our academic & professional trajectories had finished’