Time for my first post!
Preparations for the exchange have been going pretty well so far.
At this point I have been accepted to the University, Visa and dormitory applications have been sent.
The whole process has been quite clear but dealing with all the papers, money issues and etc. has been way more demanding that I have expected. As a tip I would say that start in a EARLY phase…start gathering information about the school, country and especially start preparing yourself! You might have not thought all the things you need to take care of while your still in your home country. At least I didn’t…which is not a surprise at all!
Next step for me it’s the plane tickets! Can’t wait!
I’ll be posting whenever I feel there’s something worth of sharing with you 😀 But when I get to Japan I’m gonna start posting pictures and stories as often as possible! Be prepared! Could it be January already?
About this blog
Hello and welcome to my blog "Lost In Translation" which deals with my exhange period in Seinan Gakuin University, Fukuoka, Japan. My exchange period is taking place in Spring semester 2012 and I'll be spending in total 4,5 months studying the language and culture of "The Land of The Rising Sun".
I'm a third year student studying Facility Management in JAMK University of Applied Sciences. The reason for choosing Seinan Gakuin as my exhange destination was that I have been studying Japanese for about 2 years now and I'm eager to learn more.
In this blog I'll be writing about preparing for the exchange, my studies, people, culture, food and about whatever I will face during this 4,5 months!
Name of the blog comes from my favorite movie "Lost in Translation" by Sofia Coppola. The movie triggered my interest on Japanese culture and the name of itself describes the hardships of understanding a new culture and language.