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 →

Yuri Festival & Omiwa Shrine

Minoh, Osaka ー It's been a long time since my last blog post - my apologies! My courses are starting to starting to pick up pace now, and the number of tests and quizzes continues to grow. I'll do my best to keep my blog updated at least once a month. Isagawa Shrine A few... Continue Reading →

Golden Week

Osaka City ー Now that classes are in full swing, school has been getting busy! We have a kanji (Chinese character) test almost every day and a lot of vocabulary quizzes too. There is a lot to learn in only one year. My most recent task has been to remember the 17 eras of Japan and put... Continue Reading →

First Impressions

Osaka Prefecture ー After 26 hours of travel, I finally arrived in Osaka, Japan on April 3rd. I have now been in Japan for 2 weeks and am settling into my new environment. I am living with students from all around the world and together we have explored Minoh City and some other amazing places around... 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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