Oxford University

Oxford UniversityーSpring break flew by and before I knew it, the cherry blossoms were blooming, marking the beginning of the new school year. Three weeks have passed since the new year, and I have settled back into my regular routine - this time with fewer courses, thankfully! I recently received the pictures from a research... Continue Reading →

Osaka University

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... Continue Reading →

Graduation & University Results

Minoh, Osaka Prefecture ー Graduation was held this morning and was yet another reminder of how fast time has passed since arriving in Osaka last April. It was nice seeing everyone dressed up and excited to wrap up what's been a challenging year. Most of my classmates will be heading off to Tokyo to continue... Continue Reading →

Himeji Castle & Hiroshima

Minoh, Osaka ー This past Thursday and Friday, Osaka University organized a trip to Himeji Castle and Hiroshima for all of the exchanges students. We were joined by a few other nearby universities and were 165 people in total. Himeji Castle Originally built in 1333, Himeji Castle has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and... Continue Reading →

Osaka University – Minoh Campus

Minoh, Osaka ー Famous for Minoh Falls and home to one of Japan's oldest national parks, Minoh City has a population of just over 130,000 people. It takes around one hour to get to central Osaka from the Osaka University Minoh Campus by bus and train. Despite being considered a small city in Japan, Minoh has everything... Continue Reading →

Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship

North Bay, Ontario ー Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog where I will be sharing updates throughout my time in Japan as an undergraduate student. After spending a year in Japan in high school as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student, I had been searching for a way to get back to continue exploring this amazing... Continue Reading →

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