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:

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!



Dhiraj Aryal

My name is Dhiraj, and I was born and raised in Nepal. I completed my high school in Nepal and then I came to Tokyo to live with my parents. I started studying at a Japanese language school, where I came to know about TUJ. I'm interested in computers and electronics so I chose to major is Computer Science, with two years in Tokyo and two years at Temple University Main Campus.

How is campus life?

TUJ campus life is great! I've made a ton of friends, maybe because I speak four different languages or maybe because everyone is so friendly! There are many chances to experience different cultures from the students who are here from different parts of the world. The TUJ buildings are quite small, allowing you get to know almost everyone in the building.

What is it like to live and study in Tokyo?

To me, Tokyo is one of the most interesting places in the world and it's a great experience when you blend all the excitement, fun and the expensiveness that you face in this city. If you can speak a little bit of Japanese, then living and studying in Tokyo is worth every penny.

What's special about TUJ?

TUJ is special because you can stay in Japan and still get an American degree. Since my childhood, I always had a dream of going to America and finally with the help of TUJ I can fulfill it.

How did you hear about TUJ?

I was randomly searching for an English based university in Tokyo and through the internet I came to know about this university.

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

I am currently the leader of the Futsal Club and I would be more than happy if you would join us! Apart from that, I am one of the helping hands during open campus events and I also volunteer to teach the elementary school students of Minato Ward.

What are your goals after graduating?

I am considering job hunting in the US and Japan. I would prefer to work in the US over Japan because of my Japanese language skills. It's still a long way to go, so still haven't made up my mind yet.



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)_/¯



Hikari Otomo

My name is Hikari and I was born and raised in Guam. I enrolled in TUJ during Summer of 2014 and I am currently a senior hoping to graduate by Fall 2017.

How is campus life?

As you get used to the campus, you notice that it is really easy to meet new people and everyone is quite helpful.

What is it like to live and study in Tokyo?

I visited Japan during summer vacations and never really experienced living here so I didn't have the chance to experience many Japanese traditions and culture. It's very refreshing to finally be here! Tokyo is super busy, just as people imagine and it takes time to adapt, but I can guarantee that you will appreciate the many great benefits of living here.

What's special about TUJ?

TUJ's campus is small, but I focus on the advantages out of this situation. You definitely get to meet people from different backgrounds and you can learn so much from each other. It's also great to share the experience of living in Japan!

How did you hear about TUJ?

I heard about TUJ through a friend of mine who was enrolled at TUJ. It was the perfect option for me because the campus life seemed a bit similar to my high school.

What are your goals after graduating?

As an Art Major, I hope to find a job that allows me to use my experiences and skills that the professors in the TUJ Art Department have taught me. Whether or not I will be staying in Japan is yet to be decided. It would be awesome to experience living outside of Japan.