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The Cherry Blossoms are Inspirational

Li-En – Kanda University of International Studies, Japan Semester 1, 2019 Bachelor of Creative Industries The KUIS campus in cherry blossom season was beautiful. The KUIS buildings were a mixture of old and new. The older buildings had a classic feeling to them and the newer buildings were…

Dreams come true: my exchange to Kyoto

Chen Lang (Joyce) – Ritsumeikan University, Japan Semester 1, 2019 Bachelor of Design (Architectural Studies) (Honours) So it’s a bit of a childhood dream to go on exchange in Japan and study Japanese. Using the elective credits that I had with my architectural course, I was grateful to…

Time Of My Life In Nagoya

Christina Z., Bachelor of Creative Industries / Bachelor of Law (Honours) Meijo University, Japan (Semester 2, 2018) I never thought in my entire life that I would ever do karaoke. Before my exchange I was quite shy; a little quiet around people I didn’t know. Don’t get me wrong,…

Learning Japanese language and culture in Tokyo

Joshua C., ​Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments Meiji University Winter Japanese Language Program (February 2019) Hi there! My name is Joshua Crowley and I am in my 4th year at QUT Studying a Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments (Design) / Bachelor of…

Dormitory Life in Japan

久しぶり(hisashiburi). Or in English, it’s been a while. Semester one is long over and somehow, today Semester 2 officially begins of my study abroad here in Tokyo, Japan. It is hard to believe that I’m at the half-way point in my exchange, it feels like so much has…

Tradition and Technology in Japan

Diana O, Bachelor of Creative Industries Ritsumeikan University Japanese Winter Program (Jan – Feb 2017) It was at the beginning of summer when I decided I needed a change, so QUT’s short-term mobility program in Japan was the perfect opportunity to do something productive in holidays while continuing…

A Semester in Tokyo

Chanelle J, Bachelor of Business Rikkyo University, Japan (Semester 1, 2016) New Colombo Plan mobility grant recipient My decision to do exchange in Tokyo was influenced by my love of Japanese design and architecture, and also because I was interested to learn more about the culture. I was…

Highlights of my Time in Japan

Jackie: Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka, Japan – Semester 1, 2016 At KGU you have three accommodation options; you can apply for a homestay, apply to live in a dorm or you can find your own options. I chose to live in a dorm because I had never lived…