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re you that student who does the impossible during the semester— juggling a part-time job, class assignments, volunteering, you name it? While you’re struggling with a heavy load, your friends have jetted off to study abroad on the other side of the world and you think, “Wow, I wish I had time to do that.” Well, guess what? You do!
Expectation: If you’re a native English speaker, then teaching English abroad must be a cinch, right? Reality: Not necessarily! One of the worst misconceptions about teaching ESL is that if you can speak the language, then you can definitely teach it. Teaching English to foreigners is more than just pulling songs out of your back pocket or playing Pictionary.
Ask anyone who’s worked in the land of the rising sun and they’ll tell you why an internship in Japan can seriously change your life. To make it as an intern in Japan, you better brace yourself for some serious culture shock; office etiquette in Japan is very unique and interning in Japan isn’t always as simple as knowing the difference between sakura and sake.
Even though it’s already so 2012, who doesn’t start tapping their feet when they hear Psy hollering “Op, Op,Op, Op, Oppan Gangnam Style!” Today, Korea remains a global trendsetter when it comes to #popculture, #fashion, #technology, and #music. But, there’s more to Korea than K-pop, kimchi, and Samsung.
4. Crapaud smoke yuh pipe.
When Kermit’s uncle smokes your pipe, you know you’re in big trouble.
Cut in line.
Whether it’s at KFC, outside a fete or in the bank, do not cut in front of us. You will hear a loud steups if you try to jump the queue or attempt to hold a space for your friend/friends/relatives.
f you’re hankering for the East and looking for a well-paid, stable job while you’re there, teaching English in Japan might be just the ticket. There’s just something about Japan that you can’t quite put your finger on. Maybe it’s the clean-scrubbed streets, the uber-politeness of the locals, the freshest food you could ever imagine, or it could be the opportunity to make bank doing something you love. In fact, the land of the rising sun is one of five places where you can earn big bucks teaching English abroad.
Did you know that today, August 13, is World Left Hander’s day? Whenever I attest that I am a left-hander, many are shocked. Maybe, it is because I have learnt to blend in when using a right-handed mouse.
As a traveler from an unfamiliar island nation, it’s been hard to deal with the prejudices people have and the labels they try to attach to me.
So, Tokyo or Hong Kong, which is better (for you)? It’s a real doozie of a question, so we made things a whole lot easier for you by breaking it down piece by piece below.
Even though Japan’s very safe and open to visitors, its unique culture can make travelling here a bit intimidating. But don’t worry. We've got you covered with these 6 helpful hints and tips you should know before leaving home.
Though most known for its tragic past, today, Hiroshima is one of Japan’s most vibrant cities. With historic Torii Gates and adorable bunny-islands, our local insider, Suzanne shows us it’s time to rediscover this city.
Cournelius Hector is careful to protect his identity. However, he is not running from the law. He is simply the man behind Whitney who is one of 16 other puppets in his Lebanon Puppet Ministry. The Business Computing major and 11 other puppeteers manipulate bits of cloth, felt and plastic eyes to animate audiences nationwide.
Do you want to learn how to eat ramen like a pro, find rare Pokemon on Mount Fuji, or get lost in the crowds at Shibuya Crossing? If you do, why not consider a high school study abroad program in Japan? There are so many programs out there to get your juices flowing.
Japan continues to be a popular travel destination, but what if you wanted to hunker down and really get to know the country? Well, studying abroad in Japan may just sound like a great idea then.