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YQ18 | How Can I Prepare For My Study Abroad?

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What should you do to prepare before you study abroad?

On the 18th episode of Your Question, we handle the following question:

Q: How can I prepare for my study abroad?

Here are my thoughts and suggestions:

Instead of focusing on English, focus more on culture and daily life experiences. Learn about customs and the school or program you will be attending. Learn about your local area and try to talk to people from that area before you go. Once you are there, your English will improve very quickly! Don’t worry! Your English is good enough!

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What do Foreigners Eat in Japan?

Steph and I eat and discuss our favorite Japanese food at WATAMI.

Some of the things we eat and discuss are:

Daikon Salad – 大根サラダ

Gyoza (Pot Stickers) – 餃子

Shrimp and Avocado Summer Rolls(with Bean Curd Skin) – えびとアボカドの湯葉春巻

Scallops and Mushrooms in Butter – ほたてとしめじバター

Sushi: Shrimp, Tuna, Salmon, Squid, Octopus, Sea Urchin – すし:えび、まぐろ、鮭、いか、たこ、うに

Raw Horsemeat – 馬刺し

(Pork-Based) Ramen – とんこつラーメン

Bonito Flakes – かつお節