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Grace Gettig Standing in a park in Japan

The End of my Year Studying in Japan Pt 1: Language Improvement

Posted by Grace Gettig on

I want to share my thoughts on wrapping up my study abroad with you guys, but I realized that I have so much to say, so I decided to break it up into a 3-part series. Now, I’m going to share my Japanese language journey from when I first arrived in Japan to returning home. The other parts will be about my final speech I gave at the closing ceremony for my language program at Daito Bunka University, and life lessons I learned while studying abroad. Stay tuned for those!

Grace Gettig dressed and ready to give her final speech in Japan

The End of my Year Studying in Japan Pt. 2: Final Speech

Posted by Grace Gettig on

 At the end of the exchange program at Daito Bunka University, all of the students that are leaving that semester are required to give a speech in Japanese. I was terrified to do so, but I gave it my all.

The speech is basically a way for all of the students to show off what they learned. Even students that didn’t study Japanese before coming to Japan, they were able to simple yet very sweet speeches.


Japanese Desserts

All-You-Can-Eat Sweets in Japan

Posted by Grace Gettig on
My classmate’s friend told her about a place not far from our university that offered all-you-can-eat sweets for really cheap. Of course, we HAD to go check it out. The place was called Sweets Paradise. I believe it’s a chain, but we went to the one in Lalaport Mall in Fujimino.
Samantha Trimm and Kaley Kelly relax in a park in London!

List of Sites to see in London!

Posted by Samantha Trimm on

Hi friends! It’s Sam here. I’ve compiled a list of amazing things I’ve learned and experienced while here in London on study abroad. Cheers!

Me and Julia in Playa El Puntal

Calle Juan de la Cosa

Posted by Yoanna Chavez on

I’m in Spain!! Never thought I would be on the other side of the North Atlantic Ocean, but I am! Arriving to my host family’s home I was really nervous even though I had talked to my host sister through WhatsApp. My family consists of my host mom, Mercedes, and host sister, Julia. I was worried about whether they’d like me and about us getting along because I would be living at their house for the rest of the summer in Santander.

Kaley Kelly Posing near Tower Bridge, London UK

Returning from London with London legs!

Posted by Kaley Kelly on

Since returning from London, I have noticed a tremendous amount of habits I have picked up from my study abroad trip that I am exemplifying back home currently.

typical tortilla, usually served with fresh tomato

Breakfast is *not* overrated.

Posted by Madeline Peterson on

I never realized how much I love breakfast food until I came to Spain and began only eating a small pastry and drinking a cup of tea for breakfast every morning. Back home, I eat SO MUCH more and it has certainly taken getting accustomed to.

Various plated meals we had while in Jordan

Food In Jordan

Posted by Jacob Kubiak on

Jacob Kubiak highlights some of the similarities- and differences- in the dining experience in Jordan!