Monday, December 3, 2007

Getting Ready for Japan: Predeparture Posting 1

I'm studying abroad in Japan this spring in Tokyo at Temple University Japan Campus even though I'm a Youngstown State University student.

There are lots of things to do before going abroad, I'm pretty far along, but it's just getting to the point of making sure everything is ready.

All I have left is one essay, an application, waiting for my visa, waiting to hear about my schedule, and waiting for the results of my scholarship applications. Also, need to buy supplemental insurance, apply for a credit card, and buy a camera and some new clothes.

The whole process is more complicated than I was lead to believe, and if it weren't for the TUJ staff I'd be feeling pretty left out in the open.