<p>Hi, my name is Ashley Bell and I am a Junior Political Science major at Santa Clara University. I'll be spending my spring semester in Nagoya, Japan and am very excited to share my experiences with you. I hope you enjoy seeing Japan through my eyes!</p>
Blogs by Ashley Bell
Reentry: My Definition of Home, [Redefined]
Thanks for accompanying me on this grand adventure! Until next time, またね！
My Last Few Days in Japan
How to Make the Most Out of the Time You Spend Abroad
Going abroad can be a very rewarding experience, so don't let anything hold you back!
Spring Semester is Coming to an End
When The World Is Your Classroom
Because of this trip, I think my outlook has definitely been broadened and I have a new understanding of something I didn't completely understand before coming...
Spring at Last...
The end is almost near, so lets live it up!
花見 (Hanami - Cherry Blossom Viewing)
The most wonderful thing about being a year long student studying abroad is that I have had the opportunity to really experience all of the seasons within Japan...
東京/Tokyo (Part 2)
Here is a summary of the second half of my trip to 東京.
東京/Tokyo (Part 1)
Whatever you have an interest in, you will be able to find it in Tokyo.
Nagoya City Science Museum and Planetarium
Sometimes it is a lot more fruitful to get to know your new home town than spending more time exploring places outside of it.
Why You Should Study Japanese in Japan
I recently went on a short 3 day trip to Osaka (大阪), where I had my first realization of how much the city of Nagoya has become my second home.
I suggest that if you are abroad and have the opportunity to partake in something new and unexpected, do it!
Nabana Village (なばなの里) is a large garden and hot spring (温泉) that has a very famous light display in the winter
Learning to Adjust
Now that the new semester has started, I am learning that I still have many things that I need to adjust to.