Toyonaka, Osaka ー It’s been a busy few weeks moving and starting university, but I’ve finally settled in and have finally gotten around to updating my blog! Osaka University’s entrance ceremony was held on April 3rd, marking the beginning of the school year for 6,406 new students.
The first week was spent attending orientation sessions and navigating through crowds of people at the club fair. Every team and club had a booth set up somewhere on campus and upper year students filled the streets handing out flyers trying to recruit new students. I went to a few of the club orientations, and I’m in the process of deciding what to join now!
In terms of my program, I couldn’t be happier! I belong to the Faculty of Law, School of International Public Policy which focuses on law, politics, and economics. There are around 80 people in the program and 40 in my class. I have 15 classes this semester, including Russian, Islamic law, Japanese law, economic development, and international relations. The course load is a little bit heavier than the typical 5-course semester in Canada, so I’ll definitely be kept busy!