Hello everyone! It has been a while since my last post, but a lot of things have happened in an unbelievably short time. On August 4th I said goodbye to my friends and family and life in America and Hawaii, boarded a plane with other excited incoming JETs, and hauled my life to Japan, squeezed … Continue reading Snakes, Spiders, and Wild Boars, oh my. My New Life in Japan has Begun!
Hi everyone! If you're as curious as me about the JET Program either because you are going as a participant or because you know someone who is going and you want to know more about what their life is going to be like, today I want to share with you a list of YouTubers or … Continue reading JET Program YouTuber Compilation
Hi everyone! I have been writing a lot of posts about my future in the JET Program but before then I still have summer so I thought that I would write a post about my after-grad, pre-JET plans! If you're interested or have a bit of free time, please continue to read on! This summer … Continue reading My Summer 2018 Plans
Hi everyone! Today I had the idea of uploading all of my photo albums from my time in Japan and other trips so that I could share them with others. I have photos from as far back as 2011 and 2012, showing 14-year old me's view of Japan. From there I have photos from all … Continue reading My Photography Portfolio
Hi everyone! I am back again with another post about my placement location. It is May 29, 2018 as of the time I am writing this and I still have not had direct contact from my school in Japan yet. Besides, the placement location, there has been no official contact. I have infiltrated all of … Continue reading More about Asagiri-cho, Kumamoto
Hi everyone! Today I want to talk about my JET placement situation in regards to transportation. I have had my driver's license for over 3 years now but I have never liked to drive. During the summer of 2016 I drove to and from work which was about 5 minutes away but that was the … Continue reading JET Program: “Paper Driver” Struggles
Hello everyone! I am happy to finally be able to announce where I will be going for the JET Program! I was just notified that my new home will be .................*drum roll please*............... Kumamoto Prefecture, Asagiri-cho When I first opened the email and saw that I was in Kumamoto, I felt pretty happy. My family … Continue reading JET Program: Placement Announcement!
Hi everyone! In the upcoming months I will be writing a lot about my future plans but I don't want to forget to talk about the past. It is currently May 7, 2018 when I am writing this and that means that 10 months have passed since I finished my 2 semester study abroad in … Continue reading Post-Study Abroad Life: Keeping up with my host fams
Hi everyone! I am back again with another post about the JET Program! Just like I did for my study abroad, I want to take the time to note down my worries, goals, and expectations before I go so that I can return to them while I am in Japan and again when (and if!) … Continue reading My Goals for the JET Program
Hi everyone! I am currently done with finals and in the period between the end of that and commencement. I am enjoying finally being able to slow down and relax before I return home for summer and begin working. After my summer job ends then I will basically be heading off to Japan already for … Continue reading JET Program: Anxieties and Concerns