Tsukuba Blog

Apr 22 2016

Hi! My name is Nadine Encarnacion. I was born in the Philippines but I grew up in the United States. I am among the first 12 graduates of Global 30's undergraduate program from the School of Life and Environmental Sciences in the College of Biological Sciences. I am currently studying for and working towards applying for vet school.

Nov 30 2015

Rupa Singh is an undergraduate student in the International Social Studies program at the University of Tsukuba. In this blog post, she tells about her experiences joining a Japanese language student group.

Sep 7 2015

Currently enrolled in the Master's Program in International Area Studies of the University of Tsukuba's Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jaqueline Mendonça Fukushi, shares on her student life in her own words.

Sep 7 2015

From Vitor Castro, one of the first scholars on the “Ciencia sem Fronteiras (Science without Borders) Program in Japan”, who stayed at the University of Tsukuba for one year:

Jul 2 2015

Originally from California, Molly entered the College of Biological Sciences in September 2011, and graduated in March 2015 after 3.5 years.

May 29 2015

Tsukuba University has loads and loads of things to do in terms of studying and reading given huge research facilities and rich libraries. However, when it comes to extracurricular activities, there are obvious challenges for international students like me who cannot speak Japanese well.

May 28 2015

Tsukuba is recognized as an international city and as a fairly friendly place for the foreigners. But I still feel sometimes that Japanese people and the large community of foreigners are like oil and water. They are in the same bowl, but they hardly mix.

Apr 23 2015

My name is Abby GoEun Han. I was born and raised in South Korea but moved to the US before middle school. I'm majoring in biology and interested in anything related to brain.

Apr 10 2015

I'm Mark Giesbrecht from British Columbia, Canada. I was born just outside Vancouver and lived there for the majority of my life until I moved to Japan when I was 18 years old. I am currently a 3rd year majoring in Social Sciences at the University of Tsukuba.

Mar 5 2015

Hello! My name is Issei Watanabe. I was born and raised in Malaysia, but I am half Japanese. I am a sophomore student majoring in International Studies here at Tsukuba. In my free time, I like to play soccer and dance.