‘I was fortunate to gain an intellectually rewarding, financially supportive, and emotionally ebullient experience’. Xiaoyi Diana Yang – Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowship 2019

My three-week-long time in England as an Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellow was absolutely fantastic. I had the invaluable chance to meet a galaxy of international scholars dedicated to the Japanese field, examine a whole spectrum of Japanese artworks and objects from leading British collections and I also had the opportunity to communicate with prominent professors and curators working in the domain of Japanese art and … Continue reading ‘I was fortunate to gain an intellectually rewarding, financially supportive, and emotionally ebullient experience’. Xiaoyi Diana Yang – Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowship 2019

“Engaging, funny, and covered an incredible amount of different topics” – International Summer School Student Katsiaryna.

It has been over a month since I took a plane back home from the UK, and although the summer is over, the memories of my time at UEA’s Undergraduate International Summer School are still there, fresh and vibrant. From the very beginning of my summer school experience at the meeting point in Heathrow Airport, to the very last goodbye by the departure gates, this … Continue reading “Engaging, funny, and covered an incredible amount of different topics” – International Summer School Student Katsiaryna.

“I have in my hands maybe the best documented three weeks of my adult life” by, Ishibashi Summer Student, Mirjam Dénes.

I have never been a diary person and I have never been a blog person, either. As an art historian, I am often requested to publish texts for catalogues, edited volumes or journals, and the thought of having to produce MORE text, on a DAILY basis, sounds incredibly horrifying. Deadline is a muse. Deadline is the police, too. When I accepted my place on the … Continue reading “I have in my hands maybe the best documented three weeks of my adult life” by, Ishibashi Summer Student, Mirjam Dénes.

“I am shocked at how many new fascinating areas of Japanese Studies I was introduced to” – University of Oregon student Ophelia on studying Japan Orientation at UEA.

Reflecting on my experience at the University of East Anglia, I am extremely grateful that I was able to take part in this program. What I was not expecting before I arrived on campus was how beautiful and green it would be. The Broad and the nature paths that run around it are peaceful, and I loved being able to take walks or sit by … Continue reading “I am shocked at how many new fascinating areas of Japanese Studies I was introduced to” – University of Oregon student Ophelia on studying Japan Orientation at UEA.

“Norwich, A Hidden Gem Like No Other”, by International Summer School Student, Grace.

Why Norwich? One of the very first things I was told about Norwich is that it’s one of the most livable cities for students in the UK. Living in Norwich is much more affordable than living in a big city like London, which is a huge plus for students who want to save! I lived on campus in student accommodation, which was very convenient. If … Continue reading “Norwich, A Hidden Gem Like No Other”, by International Summer School Student, Grace.

UEA Summer Studies Student, Henry, on ‘An Unforgettable Memory’.

I was once desperate for the outside world. Books, films, TV shows… all of those things delivered a message to me, that these foreign countries held a lot of amazing opportunities that I had never experienced. For a long time, I was not brave enough to take the first step, scared of my broken English and the unknown risks. Nevertheless, at the first sight of the University … Continue reading UEA Summer Studies Student, Henry, on ‘An Unforgettable Memory’.

Summer Studies student, Ewa, on Japan Orientation and UEA’s famous rabbits.

I’m not a big fan of animals. It’s not that I don’t like them at all but I’m not used to them being close. Animals can be stinky, filthy or dangerous. None of those apply to rabbits that hop around UEA campus. Imagine someone telling you that you are going to a place where such rarely seen creatures like rabbits can be seen everywhere. Like, … Continue reading Summer Studies student, Ewa, on Japan Orientation and UEA’s famous rabbits.