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2019 New Colombo Plan Scholars – Rhona Hamilton

Rhona Hamilton is currently preparing to go on exchange to the University of Tokyo, Japan, in Semester 1 2019. Rhona is currently studying a Bachelor of Science majoring in Physics, and has also completed a Diploma of Languages in Japanese. As a recipient of a 2019 New Colombo Plan Scholarship, Rhona has been funded for […]

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Best Of 2018 – Alice Yang – Nagoya University, Japan

Alice’s submission won the best video prize for our Best Of competition! Well done Alice. Check out her adventures at Nagoya University in Japan.

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GLO Alumni #5 – Chiqui Manalastas

Chiqui Manalastas graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2017 with a Bachelor of Nursing. Chiqui took part in our Nusing Japan study tour while at the University of Adelaide, which lead her to focus on a more globally-focused career, starting with the Walt Disney Company Australia and New Zealand Cultural Exchange Program. Chiqui comes […]

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Top 10 Things to do in Japan – Emma Dangerfield

Emma Dangerfield completed an exchange to Kansai University, Japan, in Semester 2, 2017.  1. Karaoke – The best fun in groups or pairs, and a great way to bond with new friends. Songs in both Japanese and English are available! Good chance to impress people with your rap or opera skills or as an excuse […]

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Hosei University by Angela Oemcke

Angela studied at Hosei University during Semester 1, 2017 as part of her Bachelor of Commerce with a Diploma in Japanese. I decided to study abroad in Tokyo at Hosei University for the first semester of 2017. I have always been fascinated by everything Japan, and have done several trips to Japan prior to my […]

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Kansai University Exchange – A Life Changing Experience by Lana Poser

My exchange adventure so far has been exciting, incredible, and one of the best decisions I have made. However, the decision to commit to a one year exchange in Japan wasn’t easy for me. It meant leaving my partner, family and friends back in Australia for a whole year. Whilst it was a difficult decision, […]

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Exchange at the University of Tokyo – by James Grimes

Time flies by so unbelievably quickly. I find myself having this thought pretty much every day, sometimes more than once. I’ve been in Japan for nearly four months now, long enough to see the seasons shift, and somehow it feels like it’s only been a few weeks. I wish I could just freeze time because […]

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Humans of Global Learning – Blake Smart, Japan Media Industries and Cultures Study Tour

INTERVIEW BY CHELSEA ALLEN Blake chose a study tour over an exchange because, as he tells us, “I was at a point in my life where I wanted to change something and do something adventurous. But I didn’t have a lot of money, and the media trip to Japan was pretty much the perfect choice. […]

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Why Exchange Makes the Ordinary Become Extraordinary – By Megan Lock

Studying abroad is a truly amazing experience. Your ordinary university routine may well be largely similar, but will definitely be enhanced by a new city, a new country, new friends and maybe even a new language. It’s now been two months since I left little old Adelaide for the bright and bustling metropolis of Osaka […]

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Exchange at Waseda University – By James Lawler

It was approximately 11am when I started wondering if I was going to die. I was halfway up Mount Oyama, a popular hiking mountain looming over the dense woodlands of Kanagawa Prefecture, about two hours west of Tokyo. Before coming to Japan, I wasn’t one for physical exercise – my idea of “lifting” was raising […]

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