Carita Matilda Tammelin

Exploring Fukuoka

こんばんは! Yet another week has passed and most of it I’ve studied. Saturday was a day we had a break from studying and stressing. We went to Fukuoka Tower, which is a short walk away from Seinan Gakuin University. I can see it from my balcony and it has intrigued me for many weeks. To…

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Studying Intensifies

こんばんは! The week after Spring Break went by so fast. Our courses have finally, truly started and that means there’s more work to do. Though most of my week has been heavily study based, there were some nice events throughout the week. On Sunday 11th of February, me and my friends had a get-together at…

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Spring Break

こんばんは! It’s been over two weeks since my last update, which I apologize. I didn’t have my laptop with me during Spring break and the Internet connection wasn’t that good during our travels anyway. Last week was Spring Break for us International students at Seinan Gakuin University. I left Fukuoka on Friday February 2nd with…

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Second week

こんばんは! This week has been mostly about course introductions. We’ve got a week to decide if we want to drop or add any courses. At the moment I have the mandatory Japanese and Japanese orthography and reading skills classes and six electives; Japanese society through Manga and Anime, International Cooperation, History of Japan, Traditional Culture…

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Baby steps

こんばんは!(Good evening!) I arrived here in Fukuoka a week ago after 13 hours of traveling. I’d thought about writing a post before leaving Finland, but the closer my trip was, the more terrified I was of the whole idea of leaving. My last days in Finland were filled with tears and panic – I even…

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Hello World!

Hello! I’m Carita and I’m a third year Software Engineering student at JAMK University of Applied Sciences. I’ll be documenting my student exchange period in Fukuoka, Japan on this blog. I’ll be attending Seinan Gakuin University for Spring semester 2018.  Follow me for updates on my life in Japan. -サリタ (My name in Japanese)

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