Diversity Abroad – Blog

My First Blog Post!

I leave for India in exactly 31 days. I leave for India in exactly 31 days. Even if I repeat this phrase over and over again, it still feels unreal. I can’t believe that I leave for India in exactly 31 days and still, so much needs to be done![…]

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So Much Culture!

I feel like these past few weeks have been full of everything and nothing, business and pure bliss, productivity and procrastination. In between writing essays and doing presentations I’ve been learning about indigenous culture, hanging out with friends and teaching my family a little bit about my culture as well.[…]

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Saru no kouen (Monkey Park)

I am currently studying abroad in Osaka, Japan; last week I visited Iwatayama no Saru no Kouen (Iwatayama Monkey Park) in Arashiyama, Kyoto. The park is home to over 170 Japanese macaque monkeys. It sits atop a mountain that takes about 20 minutes or more to climb. When I finally[…]

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Kireina Kobe (Beutiful Kobe)

Two weeks ago, my friends and I visited the beautiful city of Kobe. I learned that in 1995, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake devastated the city and left most of it in shambles. A decade later and Kobe looked, to me, as if nothing had happened. When I visited the city’s[…]

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Shika no Nara (Deer Nara)

A couple of weeks ago I went to Nara, which is famous for its large population of shika (deer). They like to get up close and personal with you and ferocious when they know you have food. My friend and I happened across a deer fight on our way to[…]

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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[…]

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Back At Home

A basic guide to how to read my blog/posts/videos and final thoughts of abroad experiences after being home can be found through this link: https://drive.google.com/a/students.claremontmckenna.edu/file/d/0B-dAfImJBX0vVURvSTBGYUhxWlE/view?usp=sharing Enjoy and thank you for visiting my blog 🙂

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