Costs, Budgeting, and Money Matters

In this post I will summarize my budget and expenses during my year abroad.  Please note that general living expenses will vary based on a number of things, including the lifestyle of the person, the current exchange rate (during this time -2011 – 2012- it was between 70 and 85 cents to the 100 yen), […]

Library Tour

This is a long, extensive, and boring tour of the library.  I figured someone out there may be interested in seeing it, so I filmed it.  The library is multiple stories and has a lot in it, so it took me a while.  I began filming from the entrance/exit of D-Kan because: 1. I had […]

Honkan Tour

This is a tour of Honkan, the main building for classrooms.  There are a couple other buildings that have classrooms in them, but they are specifically for certain subjects (such as science).  One thing I forgot to mention in the tour was that the UC center for UC exchange students is located on the second […]

D-Kan and Bookstore

As promised, I have returned to give some final information about ICU.  I have a few tours of various parts of the campus that I will be uploading.  The first is a tour of “D-Kan,” meaning D building.  D-Kan is right next to the post office, in the middle of the campus, and has a […]

A Full Circle

As the end of my time here approaches, I’m having mixed feelings.  I remember when I could barely believe I’d been here for a full month, and now I can barely believe I only have one month left. Studying abroad is an experience I will treasure for the rest of my life and then some. […]

Monetized on Youtube

Something pretty exciting happened to me today.  I got an email from Youtube informing me that my account had been getting enough views to be eligible for partnership.  Now there will be advertisements before and during some of my videos.  I know ads kind of suck, but I may actually be able to make a […]

April Birthdays and Other Happy Happenings

Something I forgot to mention in my video was that starting next week my dorm will be playing a game of Assassins.  So me and my friends decided to make a little movie trailer for it, just for fun (and because we didn’t feel like studying).  The trailer is below the vlog.Keep your fingers crossed […]