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Komentarze • Studying Abroad in Japan

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    HEEDLESS Sebastian~♡
    GO!!! GO!!!!!!!!!

    Just do it!!!!!
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    hoshikawaakari (1 r. temu) #10632687Wow that's a lot of school haha. Good luck. Yeah i know i shouldnt rush my college years but i feel bad for my family since they support me and it'll be an even bigger support when im abroad in which i mostly likely wont be working like i do back home.
    If you work now and can afford to, just try to save up as much money beforehand as possible. I'm studying abroad in Japan from September, and I tried to save all the extra money I need to make sure my parents don't have to pay more than they would if I stayed home.
    Of course they still have to pay one extra semester, and it's definitely not easy to save up that much money as a student, especially if you don't have much time left.

    I'd still say go for it, if you're lucky enough to have parents who support you. This is the only life you have, and when you are older, having started to work one year earlier won't matter at all. But having spent half a year in Japan will be an experience you will never forget.

    I might be the last of my friends to finish my bachelors degree. But I spent one year in London, which was one of the best years of my life, and I will be spending half a year in Japan. To be honest, finishing Uni 1 1/2 years later seems a small price to pay.
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    I had the opportunity to go study 2~3 months in Japan when I was in high school, but I didn't because I would have missed one month of classes, and since I took Science cursus everyone was warning me and telling me how it might be a problem because I'd miss important lessons for Baccalauréat blabla. So I didn't go. And trust me, I had the worst regrets ever.
    So when I had another opportunity few years later, and for a whole year (as my 3rd year of uni), trust me I didn't hesitate at all, even if that meant I'd have to take a second 3rd year back in France (because my uni is stupid and if you have your 3rd year in Japan, you do not have it in France..).
    Studying abroad was such an amazing experience, and if I could do it again, I definitely would! On top of that, it's always a plus on your CV :P
    So all I have to say is GOOOOOO!!!

    (of course you can travel to Japan by yourself, but it wouldn't be the same thing as studying there, really.)
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    I studied a healthcare related degree in my uni which did not allow any overseas exchange experience. If I wanted to do overseas exchange studies, I would have to delay my graduation by 1 year and all the modules completed while overseas would not be counted towards my degree i.e I would be literally be away "having fun" or "wasting" 1 year (depends on how you want to look at it). Summer holidays were always used for compulsory attachment and if I opted for not doing, I would have to do a longer attachment after graduation and more importantly, I would miss an opportunity to experience a few sectors which is important to know for what kind of job I would apply after I graduated.

    In the end I did not do it and now I have a regret of never experienced any overseas exchange experience while in university :( I should have just gone for a short exchange programme during one of the summer holidays.. Time will not turn back and university is the best time in your life to explore ^^

    I am unable to give you any advice but follow your heart :) Just remember that you cannot turn back time and make sure to choose something that you will not regret. God bless :D
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    Oooh you have the opportunity to go and study abroad and have already been accepted?! Go gooo! It'll be a fantastic experience :)
    I did 6 months abroad in Japan in my 3rd year of uni, even though it had nothing to do with my actual studies and I had to scramble to pass my exams at the end of the year, but I don't regret a second of it. And let me tell you now, 10 years later, it still looks impressive on my resume and has intrigued every recruiter I've ever had an interview with lol
    It will show you're resourceful and have determination and are willing to learn :) and you will have tons of fun while doing it haha. Also, you can try and get a job! Like a tiny part time job to cover some expenses. I'm not sure how much the laws changed so you'd have to double check but when I was there a foreign student was allowed to work for something like 10hrs a week or so. Sometimes the Uni has jobs for foreign students as teacher's assistants and similar language stuff. I worked in the Uni a couple of hours a week to help japanese students with English homework and conversation practice. I've had a friend who had managed to get a job in a ramen restaurant washing dishes XD so it can be done! Whatever you do make sure it's a choice you make for yourself. You only have that one time you can try to study abroad and get the Uni experience. And yes you can visit Japan later but it's very different than living there as a student :) in any case, good luck to you!
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    ZoidsFanatic (1 r. temu) #10625456Dude, even if it's not major for the application you studied in Japan. Not Britain or Canada, but Japan. A place where people don't commonly speak English. That's impressive for a resume. And besides, I've been in University for four years now and I've got another year-and-a-half to go for my Bachelors (not to mention how long it will take for me to get my Masters and then Ph.D). Don't rush through college/university, take a moment to enjoy it. A four month study abroad is both an educational experience and fun one and something I would suggest you take.

    Wow that's a lot of school haha. Good luck. Yeah i know i shouldnt rush my college years but i feel bad for my family since they support me and it'll be an even bigger support when im abroad in which i mostly likely wont be working like i do back home.
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    yaiba (1 r. temu) #10630882What do you mean by "building up your application to grad school?" I'm not sure what kind of program you are looking to apply to, but from my experience, there is not much building up that is needed. I decided to go to grad school more than a year after I finished my undergrad work. I just had to get some letters of recommendation from professors back at my old school, transcripts, and that was pretty much it.

    Ah, even though i say grad school, its actually not "school" just thoguht it'd be easier to say it as such. Im trying to be a PA so there's a heavy emphasis on having patient care health experience before applying to a school ~500-1000 hours.
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    You should definitely go for it. If it's your dream, and you don't do it now, you will definitely regret it later on. Especially if you've already been accepted in a Japanese university; this could be a once in a lifetime chance.
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    What do you mean by "building up your application to grad school?" I'm not sure what kind of program you are looking to apply to, but from my experience, there is not much building up that is needed. I decided to go to grad school more than a year after I finished my undergrad work. I just had to get some letters of recommendation from professors back at my old school, transcripts, and that was pretty much it.
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    As people have said, studying abroad in Japan looks really good on a resume, especially if you end up picking up the language. While it's true you can go visit later on, it might be worth going just for the experience and also to say that you went the extra mile and actually studied abroad.

    That being said, I do understand not wanting to get pushed back a year. Ultimately it's up to you and what you want to achieve - if this is something you want to do and you think would help in whatever field you're studying in I would take the opportunity, but if this is a thing where you mostly want to sight see and etc it might be best just to wait.

    I'd personally go if I could afford it and had the same opportunity, I will say :P
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