A Day at Lake Biwa

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Last Sunday, we packed our sunscreen, swimming costumes, plenty of food and headed for Omimaiko Beach at Lake Biwa (The largest lake in Japan). Only an hour away from Kyoto Station, Omimaiko Beach was the perfect Sunday day out. Unfortunately

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Studying in the USA: One Year On

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Despite feeling like only yesterday, it’s been a year since I first departed for the United States, and so much has happened in that year. My final exams are over and so I now have an opportunity to reflect on the

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I’ve Decided to Climb Mt. Fuji in Aid of Epilepsy Society

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“He who climbs Mount Fuji is a wise man, he who climbs twice is a fool” I don’t want to be a fool so I’m only going to climb it once. Unlike my dad who has climbed it 5 times! I

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Blogging no Brasil: Episode 10

Hi guys, This is the penultimate blog post for this study placement, and it’s just a quick reminder to keep safe during the year abroad. I am living in São Paulo, Brazil and this murder rate in this country is

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When Mum and Dad Came to Town

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When my parents first new that I was going to be studying in Japan for a semester they knew it would be a perfect excuse to finally come back to the country they spent over 6 years living in and

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A year abroad in Ottawa and life back in Southampton

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I completed my exchange in Ottawa during the 2015-2016 academic year. Having now finished my final year at Uni, I’m able to share my experience of my year abroad and how I settled back into life at Southampton! Before I

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