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Japanese Culture Event! =D

Written by Isaac M.
Date 12/10/2018 - 12:46pm
Hey everyone! The past two weeks have been so much fun, and educational at the same time. So first the educational stuff. For my history class I was assigned to visit a temple and do a report on it. This temple was called the Tsukiji Hongan-ji temple and the history on it was interesting in terms...

I got a pocket, got a pocket full of sunshine… Actually they’re just my Vitamin D pills…

Written by Zoe C.
Date 12/03/2018 - 11:17am
It would be impossible to come from anywhere in the US (except Alaska) to northern Europe and not notice that you’ve been robbed of daylight. Gradually all of a sudden I started going to class just as it was getting light (around 9) and leaving just as dusk was falling (3:30ish — or 15:30 as we...

Little weekend Getaways

Written by Yoko K.
Date 12/03/2018 - 11:17am
Now that I am down to my last week here in Amrita University, I have been pretty busy with all my classes and the research project I have been working on. It’s the end of November and it continues to be 90 degrees with endless sunshine. Therefore, it was necessary for me to take advantage of this...

Some Thanksgiving time thoughts…

Written by Miguel Sabol
Date 11/28/2018 - 4:00pm
One of the interesting things that you learn when traveling abroad is that your sense of time gets screwed to all heck. Time goes slow, then it goes fast, then you wake up at 3pm, then you are waking up at 5am to catch a flight, and suddenly it’s 8pm on the day that is Thanksgiving in the USA, but...

Tokyo Skytree and Pokemon Center =D

Written by Isaac M.
Date 11/28/2018 - 3:59pm
Hey everyone, hope you all are doing well. So, these past few weeks have been fun, but I have mainly studied because we just had midterms here at Meiji Gakuin. However, I still managed to go out and explore a bit.  I also finally got to live out a childhood dream of mine and visit a Pokémon center...

Some things about St. Petersburg

Written by Zoe C.
Date 11/12/2018 - 1:50pm
If someone had told me one year ago that I would be in St. Petersburg today, I would’ve been hard pressed to believe them. Without considering the convoluted relationship between the US and Russia (especially currently) logistically, traveling to Russia is complicated to say the least. My grandma...


Written by Isaac M.
Date 11/08/2018 - 3:57pm
Hey everyone! Hope everyone is doing well! So, this past weekend was not only a culture shock but also so much fun. Mejiji Gakuin University took myself and the other exchange students to the village of Oshino-Hakkai. While visiting Oshino-Hakkai our coordinator took us to see the ninja village,...

<div>Morocco Trip & Thoughts on International Education</div>

Written by Miguel Sabol
Date 11/08/2018 - 3:56pm
At first, I thought of making two different blog posts about the topics in this post, but after reflecting for a minute on my trip to Morocco and the importance of international education, I decided that they were analogous in many ways. Perhaps explaining them together will make it the...

Pattu’s Wedding

Written by Yoko K.
Date 10/31/2018 - 12:30pm
This weekend I had the honor of attending my first Indian wedding. Specifically, it was a South Indian wedding (different parts of India have different customs and traditions when it comes to wedding celebrations). It was honestly one of the coolest experiences I have had during my time here. So...

Exploring Estonia

Written by Zoe C.
Date 10/30/2018 - 12:13pm
Briefly about saunas… Saunas are really popular in Estonia. And I mean, most people have a personal sauna in their home, all gyms have a sauna, and my school even has two. Before coming here I’d only been in a sauna twice, and both times it was kinda this special thing that was supposed to help me...