Post Trip

After a week of being back home, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on how my experienced shaped my identity and how I view the world. Looking at my pre departure post, I definitely think my mindset was pivotal in helping me make the most of my experience in Japan. I wanted to…

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Trip to Hiroshima

With the semester winding down, its been difficult to try to keep up with my blog posts. I’ve been wanting to write about my trip to Hiroshima for a while, but studying has kept the idea on the back burner. With all but one of my finals out of the way, I now think I…

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Japanese Professional Baseball

I was so focused on including my first cultural impressions in my last post that I completely forgot to mention one of my favorite points in my time here so far. As I was deciding where I wanted to spend my time abroad, I took sports culture heavily into account. I love watching and playing…

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First Post In Japan

Time has flown by for me here in Hirakata, as I’ve been abroad for over a month and a half now. With how crazy the last month has been for me, I almost completely forgot to post! At least now I have a full month and a half’s worth of experiences to write about. Although…

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Pre Departure

Well, it’s been a long summer, but finally my semester abroad is here. I’m writing from the Dallas/Ft. Worth airport, waiting for my flight to Tokyo to begin boarding. Although part of me was just procrastinating, I think I made a good decision in waiting until the last minute to write my pre-departure blog post….

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