The worldwide Augustana College experience

Hi! My name is Eileen Andrews, and I will be a junior at Augustana. I am majoring in vocal music education and after I graduate I would love to teach music to any age of student. I am studying abroad in Japan, Taiwan, and China during fall term. This is my first time traveling out of the country, and I have always dreamed about traveling to East Asia. I love Asian culture, and I can’t wait to start my journey!

My Life Would Suck Without You

Hello from Kyoto!  Our time in Kyoto is over halfway done and we’ve been having a blast!  We left Osaka on wednesday and on the way to Kyoto we went to shrines that I mentioned in my last blog.  We started with the Horyuji Temple in Nara and then visited the Byodoin Temple.  Byodoin is also called [...]

What a Wonderful World

Greetings from Japan!!!  After a long and tiring 14 hour plane ride, we arrived in Osaka, Japan!  Plane seats were in alphabetical order so it was awesome because the first three last names that started with A got the exit row.  The three of us had so much leg room so our plane ride experience [...]

You say goodbye, and I say hello

This is my first posting about East Asia and I’m so excited!  It’s two days until me and about 80 Augie students depart for Asia.  This is my first time out of the country and I’m extremely excited but also anxious for the unknown.  We start in Japan and then move to Taipei, the capital [...]