Category Archives: Fun Stuff

Spending the night in an Internet Café

Rodney McGary | Machida, Japan | Spring 2015 You may have read the title and thought, “What the heck?!” Well, that’s one of the many convenient things about life in Japan, you can camp out in a net café overnight if you miss your last train or bus home.  As for me, the idea of […]
Also posted in Travel Tips | Tagged , | Comments closed

Life in a Homestay

Rodney McGary | Machida, Japan | Spring 2015 A quintessential part of studying abroad for some would definitely be doing a homestay for the duration of one’s program. After all, you get daily exposure to the language and an up close perspective of life in the host country.  Homestay may not be everyone’s cup of […]
Posted in Fun Stuff | Tagged , , | Comments closed

Friendly Circles

Rodney McGary | Machida, Japan | Spring 2015   A vitally important part of studying abroad in Japan (or anywhere really) is making friends, particularly with locals.  Since Obirin has been operating its Reconnaissance Japan Program for over 20 years now, they definitely know how to make international students feel welcome and integrated with the […]
Posted in Fun Stuff | Tagged , | Comments closed

Getting Around in Tokyo

Rodney McGary | Machida, Japan | Spring 2015   Riding trains in Tokyo is by far the easiest way to get to anywhere you want to go in the city as they are incredibly convenient. Now, when you think of Tokyo trains, what kind of things come to mind? A seemingly infinite network of trains […]
Also posted in Travel Tips | Tagged , | Comments closed

Japan: A Country of Convenience

Even though the regular Spring 2015 semester is officially over, the students in Machida are only mid-way through their semester abroad! We will be sharing journal excerpts written by Spring 2015 participant Rodney McGary about his experience in Machida. Stay tuned!   Rodney McGary | Machida, Japan | Spring 2015   Well, well, well, I’ve […]
Also posted in Travel Tips | Tagged , | Comments closed

Discovery in a City So Old

This is an excerpt of Scot’s journal, which he kept throughout his Summer abroad in Seville. He shares with us a peek into the Moroccan trip that is part of the Summer in Seville program. Written by Scot Lycan Seville, Spain Summer 2013   Fez is a city founded in the twelfth century, nestled into a […]
Also posted in Travel Tips | Tagged , , , | Comments closed

Four Places to Eat in London

Post written by Kelsey Robinson London, England Fall 2012-Spring 2013   So I just finished reading this blog called 18 Life Lessons I Learned from Traveling the World by Matthew Kepnes before writing this first post. Okay, if I’m honest, I was sitting in my English class trying to follow along with the discussion. But, […]
Also posted in Reviews | Tagged , | Comments closed
Top