Tokyo Inbound!

こんにちは、みなさん!Konnichiwa, everyone!

Today I sent off my VISA application, which was a nerve-wrecking experience in itself. My semester 1 2016 does not begin until April in Japan [I cannot wait to see Japan’s famous cherry blossoms!]; so I am making the most of my time off with family and friends before my upcoming exchange for one-year duration to Japan’s Chuo University in the suburbs of Tokyo, where I will be studying my last year as part of my Bachelor of International Studies major, Japanese [in combination with Bachelor of Business].

It has only been a short time since returning from Kyoto, Japan [where] I was fortunate enough to attend an intensive language winter school as part of my bachelor for a month in affiliation with the University of Adelaide and Ritsumeikan University of Kyoto. During my time there I met a lot of amazing people and had some incredible experiences, as well as learnt many things.

The study tour was a perfect interlude for my upcoming exchange, where I hope to have many more amazing experiences and diverge even further into my Japanese language-learning journey. Of course I am scared and nervous, as I will not be back in Australia until 2017! As for packing, I have left the majority of my luggage untouched apart from additional extras.

I cannot wait to begin my life at Chuo University in Tokyo and cannot wait to see what future adventures await me.

I am extremely looking forward to some incredible opportunities and memories surely awaiting me in Tokyo! 私は東京に行くのを楽しみにしています!

Until next time!

Stephanie Egidio, a Bachelor of Education (Middle and Secondary Schooling), Bachelor of Arts student, Semester 1 2016 exchange at Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan

Stephanie (right) at Kinkakuji (Golden Temple) in Kyoto
Stephanie (right) at Kinkakuji (Golden Temple) in Kyoto
First Snow in Kyoto
First Snow in Kyoto









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