Tweets from Students @TUJDays

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@TUJDays is a twitter feed that offers an inside scoop on all aspects of TUJ life from the perspective of current students. These students are like a couple of Tweety Birds free from their cages, flying around Tokyo and reporting their discoveries from refreshingly internationalized points of view. Follow us for updates, relevant information, daily explorations and many more topics.

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Introducing the current students tweeting on @TUJDays:

Anthony James (AJ)

My name is Anthony James (AJ), and I was born and raised in Japan. I'm half Japanese and American, and my favorite sport is basketball. I love meeting new people as well, so I'm open to hang out any time, especially with funny people. Nice to meet you all!

How is campus life?

Campus life is awesome! The TUJ campus is quite intimate, so it is very easy to familiarize yourself with. This also makes it very easy to meet new people, which is always a great thing.

What is it like to live and study in Tokyo?

Since I've lived in Japan all my life, I can't compare it to anywhere else, but I can say that studying in Tokyo is special. It gives you a taste of Japanese culture as well as cultures from around the world. It's awesome!

What's special about TUJ?

TUJ is special for me because not only can I make a ton of friends, but it's also easy to network and build professional relationships with my professors.

How did you hear about TUJ?

I read about TUJ on Temple University Main Campus' website, which led me to the TUJ page.

What types of TUJ activities/clubs are you currently involved with?

I'm actually in charge of the TUJ basketball club. At some practices, we get a lot of participants and the competition gets intense! It's always good to have a chance to play basketball so COME JOIN US!

What are your goals after graduating?

I'm thinking about staying in Japan and finding a job here. I'm not too sure what I want to do yet. But with everyone helping me at TUJ, I'll definitely figure it out soon!



Kamren Felton

Hey my name is Kamren. I'm a military brat who moved to Okinawa in the 4th grade and I've been in Japan for the last 9 years. I love soccer (football) so if you want to talk about that feel free.

How is campus life?

Campus life is very similar to my high schools. There are people of many different backgrounds in an intimate environment and eventually you'll have to get to know someone.

What is it like to live and study in Tokyo?

It's really crazy to think about. I live alone in one of the greatest places in the world and there are so many things to experience. I feel really grateful.

What's special about TUJ?

The many cultural exchanges with your peers is the best thing about the school. I would have never learned so much about so many different people and their home countries if I never came here.

How did you hear about TUJ?

A TUJ rep came to my school in Iwakuni and gave a presentation on TUJ.

What types of TUJ activities/clubs are you currently involved with?

I play with the TUJ futsal club!

What are your goals after graduating?

I plan to go back to the United States and get a job I guess. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



Kimiko Aldrich

My name is Kimiko, and I came to Temple Fall of 2016. My hometown is the Bay Area, California, where it is nice and warm all throughout the year. I am known as a hafu here in Japan, as my mother is Japanese and my father is American. I decided to attend TUJ because growing up I've always wanted to experience student life in Tokyo, and this was the perfect opportunity!

How is campus life?

TUJ campus is very exciting. After class you and your friends have the chance to explore the many parts that the big city of Tokyo has to offer, along with many options of yummy food to eat!

What is it like to live and study in Tokyo?

Living and studying in Tokyo is very action-packed, and a worthwhile experience. Studying in such a big city submerges you to witness firsthand what the business world is actually like, as well as introduces you to all kinds of companies you may want to intern at during the summer!

What's special about TUJ?

I think that TUJ is very unique compared to other universities because of its extremely diverse student body, as it contains folks from all around the world. Despite our different backgrounds, TUJ's classroom are very relaxing and welcoming to those who have questions and are willing to learn in such a unique environment.

How did you hear about TUJ?

I heard about TUJ from a friend, who thought it would be a good option for me because of my background, as well as my want to become a student in Japan.

What are your goals after graduating?

My goals for after graduating from Temple, are to hopefully find a job, and have a nice apartment in this city :) My major is International Business Studies, so my ideal job would be one where I can go on business trips that take me across the globe!



Michael McCreary

My name is Michael, and I’m here at TUJ for the year, studying abroad from Main Campus. I’ve lived in the United States my entire life; so coming to Tokyo was an incredibly exciting opportunity that I couldn’t pass up. I’m looking forward to spending the year getting to know much more about Tokyo and Japan.

How is campus life?

So far campus life has been great. The small size of the campus makes it really easy to meet new people and get assimilated into campus culture.

What is it like to live and study in Tokyo?

It’s been wild so far. It has been an experience like no other learning about and adapting to Japanese culture. I’m still having trouble wrapping my head around the sheer scale of Tokyo; it feels like its own world.

What's special about TUJ?

I would say that TUJ is special because of how international it is. Since I’ve been here I’ve made friends from literally all over the world, all united by the shared experience of living and studying in the heart of Tokyo.

How did you hear about TUJ?

I heard about TUJ on a tour of Main Campus in Philadelphia that I took when I was in high school, and it was actually the reason that I applied to Temple.

What types of TUJ activities/clubs are you currently involved with?

Right now I’m doing an internship teaching English at a high school in Yokohama.

What are your goals after graduating?

I’m really not sure yet, but I’m thinking of spending a few years teaching English as a second language either in Japan or somewhere else.