English Immersion Camp

1 Aug 2012 Japan 守山市

Since Monday I am working at an English camp for Japanese children organized by Kumon. The camp is at a hotel next to Lake Biwa, which provides an amazing view during breakfast. At the camp we have 88 children who are between 8 and 12 years old. Together with around 20 other students from 20 […]

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Gion Festival – 祇園祭

17 Jul 2012 Japan 河原町

Every year in July Kyoto celebrates the Gion Festival. It is probably the oldest and most famous annual festival in Japan and attracts visitors from all over Japan and beyond.

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E-Mail – メール

12 Jul 2012 Japan 立命館大学

Some days ago I received an e-mail from the International Center of my university. This office is responsible for all international exchange programmes. They take care of outgoing and incoming students and assist them during the whole process. I would like to share this e-mail and use it to explain some details about students’ life […]

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Behind the Bamboo Firewall

2 Jul 2012 Study Notes

It was September 2 1945 when the first radio transmission in Vietnamese was broadcasted. The very first modern mass media that the people in Vietnam would listen to aired Ho Chi Minh’s voice declaring the independence of Vietnam. One week later the Voice of Vietnam as the first official Vietnamese radio station was established and […]

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Lake Biwa – 琵琶湖

25 Jun 2012 Japan マキノ

Last weekend I went to Lake Biwa with friends from my university. It is the largest fresh water lake in Japan and is very close to Kyoto.

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Field Trip with Japanese High School Students

19 Jun 2012 Japan 銀閣寺垣

Our university offered for international students to participate in a field trip with students from Shibuya (渋谷). The Junior High School students came to Kyoto for a weekend excursion and on Sunday international students joined their tour in order to improve their English communication skills.

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A Korean Family History

10 Jun 2012 Study Notes

A family story that leads us back more than 1000 years in history, through several kingdoms and major turns in history.

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Study Project: Class Blog

27 May 2012 Japan

I’m taking a course called “Asia Pacific Relations” in which we run a class blog. Every student has to publish 5 posts during the semester and give feedback to other posts. This interactive learning tool is quite new to me. And today I published my first post.

You can find the blog here:

Update: Our professor closed the blog and it is not longer accessible now. If you have any questions regarding this project, feel free to contact me!

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