Diversity Abroad – Blog

A Dream Come True

My time in Japan has been wonderful. The people are so accommodating and kind; their services are outstanding too. Did you know that Japan has outside vending machines on almost every block? What’s more, the streets are spotless but you can walk for miles without seeing a trashcan. Coming from New York City, this is quite the surprise.

I live with a host family in the Osaka region. My okaasan works at home, teaching English to elementary school children, and my otoosan teaches Science at a university. They always make an effort to teach my housemate and I the many facets of Japanese language and culture. I have been traveling on the weekends and days off so that I can get the full experience of Japan. With each new place that I visit there is something to ponder, whether it is the mountains, rivers, or beautiful skylines during a sunset.

In two weeks, I will be sightseeing in Hiroshima; in a month and a half, I will be finishing the semester in Tokyo. Oh, how time flies! This has been a dream come true for me and I thankful for all of the support I have been given.



okaasan = mother
otoosan = father