(Part 4) Taking Medication into Japan

Japan is (fairly) quite strict about what drugs you can import, and in what quantities you can import them. The Ministry of Health has guidelines on what you can bring, and if want to bring anything more, you’ll need to apply for a Yakkan Shoumei (Certificate to Import Medication), which basically gives you permission to…

(Part 3) Accommodation Application

I received my acceptance by email from Waseda on June 1st, and applied for accommodation on June 5th. You apply for accommodation at Waseda by filling out a lifestyle, or personality test (amazing). After normal questions (name, birthday, gender, home university, would you like university owned accommodation, would you like a single or shared room,…

(Part 2) Aaaaagghhhhh (or, Applying for a Japanese University Exchange)

In early February I was offered my allocation to Waseda, and at about 5pm on February 17 (notably, this was a Friday evening, because this country operates on business days and hours only) I got an email from the Study Abroad Office, in which they’d forwarded me Waseda’s application pack. I was so excited. Then…

Cheeky Introduction

Alright folks let’s GO. When I finished my exams in first year, I started seriously thinking about third year. I didn’t apply thinking explicitly that I wanted to go abroad. I applied wanting to go to university and learn some gotdamn languages. I sent off my UCAS thinking about how nice it would be to…