Toyonaka, OsakaーAutumn has finally arrived in Japan; the days are getting shorter and the temperatures, lower. In my last university update, I mentioned that the university had planned on in-person classes at the beginning of the year in April. That plan didn’t last long and more than half a year later, all of my classes… Read More University Update: November 2020
Disclaimer: This post is mainly directed toward students from Canada/United States. I recognize that for many people an education in Japan unlocks life-changing opportunities that may otherwise be inaccessible. I was woken up by the jolt of the plane hitting the tarmac. It had been nearly 40 hours since I left my home in Canada… Read More Thinking about studying in Japan?
Toyonaka, Osaka ー After a four-month hiatus, it’s finally time to dust off my blog and give a recap of life during the pandemic. As I write this, the air conditioner is working tirelessly to fight off the 38 degree weather and the humidity that never seems to go away. The poor cicadas haven’t stopped… Read More Summer is Here
Toyonaka, Osaka ー The weather is starting to warm up in Japan, and the cherry blossoms blooming serve as a reminder that yet another year has passed. So much has changed in these past years, and I wanted to take the time to reflect on my university life here in Osaka, Japan. After a year… Read More University Update: March 2020
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… Read More Osaka University
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… Read More Graduation & University Results