My Japan Blog

I studied abroad in Japan at the Japan Center for Michigan Universities during the 2017-18 academic year, a total of eight months. While I was there, I kept a blog detailing my experiences as a window into life abroad for my family, friends, and prospective JCMU students.

I wanted to shed a light on some of the things I’d always wondered about when it came to living in Japan. How do you cook in a Japanese kitchen? Can you travel on your own? What’s the deal with those hot spring monkeys? The posts are gently humorous and deal honestly with the challenges and rewards of study abroad.

I built the site on WordPress, using a theme pretty far removed from anything I’d done before. This was my first attempt at writing a blog, and I wanted it to be colorful, fun, and lighthearted. I learned a lot about post formatting, working with the limits of themes, and keeping a consistent schedule. But mostly, I enjoyed having a outlet to talk about my life.

You can read the entire blog here.

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