Gators in Japan

I have to break Japanese tradition for a moment, compliment fellow gators (including myself), and say that I am proud of how the Gators represented the University of Florida while in Osaka, Japan. I think it's only fair to give an update on how we all faired during the year. I was not the only … Continue reading Gators in Japan


Culture Shock

This post needs to be written and this topic needs to be talked about! I remember asking a student that had done a year abroad in Japan if she had culture shock upon her return to the states. She responded casually, "Yeah I did. Everything was a culture shock." Little did I realize how true … Continue reading Culture Shock


Lately I’ve been pleasantly reminded why I wanted to come to Japan. Japanese culture can be simply amazing. Every season Japanese culture seems to slightly change. The kinds of foods that are eaten, the festivals that occur, and even the mood all change with the seasons. Spring has arrived. For the Japanese spring time is … Continue reading Sakura