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Dear Japan: You Changed Me

Study abroad can be a transformative experience. For ISEP alumni Alyssa, it was way more than she expected. In the form of an open letter, written to her host country Japan, she details how her time abroad changed her. 304 more words

Study Abroad

Photography: Students and tradition


Reading wise, this week is just awful. Being a student in Portugal, there is a week in which there is no classes, every night there is Queima (kinda like a festival but different) and some other days there is an event that has some meaning to the students. 109 more words


3, 2, 1 It's Hanami!

I really do enjoy both my home and  host institution; therefore, for all the ISEP, University of Tennessee – Chattanooga, and Chukyo students out there who want to know more about my experiences, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me. 897 more words

Four Months Down. Two to Go.

It’s May and the calendar is flipping without anyone wanting to flip the pages on how soon we’ll be heading our separate ways with one of our finest already leaving last night for home. 1,086 more words

Don't blog tired (Click here to find out why)

Remember when I said I would be posting regularly again?  My bad.

Last week we decided to splurge a little bit on our movie and went for the “Prestige” theatre.   309 more words


Spring Is Almost Here ~

~ Takoyaki Party Day ~

Let’s have a little talk about how visiting a Japanese home means tithing of great joy and gifts. Who are the gifts for? 787 more words

Lent Photo a Day 33&34; Alone & Restore

Alone. “But if you can plant yourself in stillness long enough, you will, in time, experience the truth that everything (both uncomfortable and lovely) does eventually pass.”-Liz Gilbert. 232 more words