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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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