Studying Abroad: Breaking/Avoiding the Bubble in 7 Steps

I’m a quiet guy.

That’s exactly why I threw myself into the most uncomfortable position possible for an introverted language learner: studying abroad.

But even I know that staying in my room for eight months would be もったいない(a waste) to the highest degree.  That’s why I’m writing about how I avoided doing that and how others like me can change themselves to get the most out studying abroad without actually doing anything drastic.

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A Week in the Hospital


This is probably  my most personal, lengthy blog post ever, but I think that’s only a reflection of how significant this past month has been in my growth both as a language learner and a person.  Though it might just read as a random list of memories.

I’ll format it nicely for easy skimming.  At least, I’ll try to. Or you can just skip the first half or something.

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Photo of My Week 6 – My “Study”

This week I really didn’t go anywhere since I’m sick and injured.

My misfortunes usually come in sets, so I’m not that surprised.

I figure I could share how I’ve arranged my room to make sure I am “plugged in” at all times.

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Photo of my Week 5 -金閣寺

This week, I decided to take a day and visit temples.

I went to Ryoanji, Kitano Tenmangu, Ninnaji, Kinkakuji, and Toji-in.


This week’s photo was taken at Kinkakuji.


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Photo of my Week 4 – 伏見稲荷

Today I went to Fushimi Inari.  I went to the very top and had an amazing view of Kyoto.


But that’s not today’s picture.


m(_ _)mスマン

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