The Final Days
Jul30

The Final Days

It’s almost time for my study abroad journey here in Japan to end, and I must say that I’m rather sad about it. I’ve made plenty of friends here over the year, and though a lot of them are going to leave while I’m spending the week in Tokyo, somehow I feel it might be better not to see them off. I know I’ll end up crying if I do. Unfortunately, it’s still pretty hot here in Japan at the moment....

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Riding out the Heat Wave
Jul30

Riding out the Heat Wave

It seems like lately there’s been one thing after another in Japan. After the earthquake in Osaka that cancelled classes, we ended up with rain that lasted for about a week. It made it pretty difficult over the weekend since all the rivers had filled up and were beginning to overflow. But on the bright side, I was able to see some cute videos of giant salamanders coming out of the rivers. I’ve heard from a friend that they...

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Sakura, Sakura
Jul30

Sakura, Sakura

  Perhaps one of the best times to be in Japan is spring; right around the time the new school semester started, we were able to see the cherry blossoms begin to bloom around Kyoto. Though I was sad to have to start school again after getting to spend so much time under the kotatsu and traveling, getting to see all the flowers on campus bloom at once was very fun. It made everything super pink for about two weeks! Even near the...

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Outside of Japan and Back again
Jul30

Outside of Japan and Back again

Moving backwards just a little bit into my time over break. I was lucky to have been able to visit a whole new country rather than returning home! At first I wasn’t sure what it was going to be like, but my friend that I’ve known for about 2 years was more than happy to show me around! That country just so happens to be: Singapore! The weather was absolutely beautiful the whole time I was there, and the food was to die...

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STEM in India
Jul24

STEM in India

At this point, our group and I have been in India for close to two weeks. We have spent the past two weeks in Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra, visiting a myriad of cultural and historical sights like the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. This has allowed us to understand how this culture has developed and why things are the way they are. Exploring the different locations and attractions, it is easy to see the cultural melting pot that is India....

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Midnight Madness
Jul18

Midnight Madness

I landed in New Delhi, India on July 6, 2018 at 11:40pm.  I had traveled for 24 hours from Atlanta, Georgia with stops in Philadelphia and London.  After going through customs & immigration and meeting up with my driver, we began the 30-minute trip to the hotel.  I was eager to get there so that I could try to get a few hours of sleep in before my program began the next morning.  I felt excited to get a hint of the atmosphere of...

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