Browsing articles from "November, 2012"
Nov
16
2012

A visit to the most remote islands of the world – Hawaii

Even though they are officially part of the USA, the Hawaiian islands are really nowhere near the American continent – or any other continent for that matter of fact.   These beautiful islands, located almost 3,000 km from any other landmass, are actually the peaks of an undersea mountain range caused by volcanic activity.  There are 8 major islands, of which the most known are probably the Big Island, Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Molokai. If you only have time for one island – […]

Nov
3
2012

Studying in Japan is more than a textbook experience – by Gretchen Shinoda

Studying in Japan is more than just a textbook experience.  As an American coming to this land with very little background, every day has been an adventure, and I have been here for over 20 years now! I first experienced life and studies in Japan as an exchange student from Lewis and Clark College to Hokusei Gakuin in Sapporo.  Living with a Japanese family, struggling with the language, and experiencing life within a small university […]

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