Bachelor of Asian Studies /Bachelor of Arts student Zoe Cameron reflects on her recent exchange experience in Japan.
The thought of living in another country is pretty bewitching, so from the moment I decided to study at ANU, I was thinking about going on exchange.
The decision about where to head to narrowed down throughout my bachelor’s degree. I’m intrigued by northeast Asian history and culture, and due to my brief study of the language, Japan immediately appealed.
I was glued to my email account throughout January and the mid-semester break waiting for all the confirmations and documents to come through.
The minute it was confirmed that I’d be studying at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, I called my family and messaged all my friends!
I definitely had a one-track mind for the greater part of the year, and spent heaps of time planning what I’d be doing in Japan – writing packing lists, picking subjects.