Solution to Missing My Pets While Abroad in Japan

Written by: Grace Gettig Major: Japanese and Global and International Studies Program: Ritsumeikan University Being in Japan for a year also meant being away from my family’s pets for a year. We’ve had animals around since I was 10 years old or so. It can be hard not having a furry friend around to cuddle….

My Experience With a Mental Health Clinic in Tokyo

Written by: Grace Gettig Major: Japanese and Global and International Studies Program: Ritsumeikan University I’d like to share my experience with the American Clinic Tokyo with you guys, just in case it could help anyone studying abroad in Tokyo. I know this isn’t the funnest thing to talk about, but you need to take care…

Orange Juice All Day, Every Day

Grace Gettig Majors: Japanese and Global and International Studies Program: Daito Bunka University Japan, the country where it is almost impossible to have a Vitamin C deficiency. Hey, I like orange juice as much as the next person, but Japan is on a whole different level. You walk into a ramen shop? You got orange…

Meeting the Genuine People of Jordan

Jacob Kubiak Majors: Global and International Studies and the Arabic language Program: Qasid Arabic Institute, Jordan Since I departed the United States to study abroad in Jordan, I have met the nicest people in both Dubai and Amman. Not only are the people I have met incredibly friendly and helpful, but they are so genuine…

To All of the places I Have Not Been Yet

Pamela Gudobba Majors: Japanese and Global and International Studies Program: Ritsumeikan University, Japan As of today, I have 45 days left in Japan until I return home to America. While I can’t wait to see my friends and family again, I still feel like there is so much left for me to do here. One…

Hello Tokyo

Hanna Fussman Major: Tourism & Travel Program: Religion and Culture in Japan   Tokyo stole my heart. I’ve always wanted to go to Tokyo. It’s a huge city with tons to offer. There’s skyscrapers towering around you but then a temple or shrine that was built hundreds of years ago in the middle of it…

Being Welcomed as Guest

Samantha McGrath Majors: Food and Consumer Package Goods Marketing & Management Program: Business and Culture in Thailand When you think third-world country typically the first couple thoughts that come to mind are dirty, uneducated, and poor. After traveling to Thailand it’s amazing to see what the local can create with what they have. There might…

“Adventure Is Out There”

Samantha McGrath Majors: Food and Consumer Packaged Goods Marketing and Leadership and Business Strategy Program: Business and Culture in Thailand I am super excited to travel to Thailand. I think the phrase that best describes how I’m feeling at this moment is from a well-known movie UP, “Adventure is out there!”. After attending the pre-departure…

Grading in My Favor

Pamela Gudobba Majors: Japanese and Global International Studies Program: Ritsumeikan University, Japan Exams in Japan were definitely not what I expected them to be. Leading into exam season, I assumed I would have a lot of late-night study sessions where I tried to memorize the intimidating amount of the vocabulary and kanji I had been…

Soon to be World Traveler

Jacob Kubiak Major: Global and International studies Program: Qasid Arabic Institute, Jordan I have always wanted to travel and see some of the world’s most beautiful places. Growing up, I was not taught much about the world outside the United States of America. Now I have the opportunity to learn about the world from a…