Category Archives: Studying Abroad

Finally feels like a campus

Since starting college, I encountered the fact that Japan runs on a different system of semesters than the U.S. Conveniently though, Nanzan has a program that works with American college systems. However, the rest of the college is still on … Continue reading

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Class length in Japan, and the struggle of attention span

The length of college courses in Japan last nearly an hour longer than the average class length in America. American college courses are typically 50-90 minutes in length. On average a college course length in Japan is from one and … Continue reading

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disaster preparation

Nanzan University takes everything they do seriously but have the uncanny ability to attempt to find entertainment in the tedious orientations. The final Orientation was a disaster drill that showed all the students how to use fire extinguishers and AED’s … Continue reading

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Nanzan Clubs

Although the class schedule and homework can be extensive, Nanzan offers a wide array of clubs to get involved with. Most of the clubs have a monthly fee that varies in price and a required amount of meetings to attend … Continue reading

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Dormitory stay

I stay at Yamazato Koryu Kaikan, the all male dorm. It has three floors, the top two floors are ten individual rooms with a shared shower and laundry room. The private rooms come with a toilet, bed and futon with … Continue reading

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The Program

I am spending a semester studying abroad as a part of the ISEP program through my university. It’s an exchange student program that has landed me in Nagoya Japan, attending Nanzan Univesity. The program at Nanzan is heavily designed to … Continue reading

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