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Aleya G.

Arts +Sciences Tokyo, Japan
Hometown: Anchorage

Aleya is a junior studing for an International Studies degree at the University of Alaska Anchorage.  Coming from the biggest city of Alaska, Anchorage (which hit a population of over 300,000 people recently), she hopes to represent her state abroad. Although she has studied Japanese for one year she hopes her time in Japan will not only increase her language skills, but help her decide what to do with her degree.


The amazing light museum: teamLab Borderless

By Aleya G.

Welcome back! It has been a while since my last post and now we are in the last strech of the spring semester! In my last month, I am attempting... keep reading

Mid-term break: Lake Yamanaka-ko

By Aleya G.

It is mid-term season for the students of Sophia, and the weather is only getting hotter and humid, at least for those who are not used to being in weather... keep reading

A childish dream: Disney land!

By Aleya G.

Welcome back! Now Disney land is not something that is exlusive to Japan. Of course there are two in the US and many more around the world. However, this is... keep reading

Sakura's and 花見

By Aleya G.

After a long, almost two month break, I have come back to Sophia University for my last semester! So far the start of this semester has been fun and beautiful... keep reading

Adventure in Hokkaido (Day 4 and beyond): Otaru and Noboribetsu

By Aleya G.

Hello! As finals week is now approaching for the students at Sophia University I thought it was time to wrap up the Hokkaido series. Otaru and Noboribetsu are two places... keep reading

Adventure in Hokkaido (Day 2 and 3): Sapporo

By Aleya G.

Sapporo: the northern Tokyo. For those who have been to the northern city hopefully you can see where my discription is coming from. Sapporo shares a few similarties to Tokyo... keep reading

Adventure in Hokkaido (Day 1): Travelling

By Aleya G.

Happy New Year! After a long two week winter break, I have finally found time to talk about my most recent trip to Hokkaido! For about one week, my friends... keep reading

Not your typical cafe: Kawaii Monster

By Aleya G.

Welcome back! One of the many things people want to do in Japan is go to a cafe. Whether it is a animal or anime cafe almost everyone I know... keep reading

Hiroshima Excursion!

By Aleya G.

Welcome back! Over the past weeks I have been studying for various midterms, and now I am done! In the middle of my midterms though was possibly the best excursion... keep reading

Life at Sophia University

By Aleya G.

Hello! We are almost at the midpoint of my first semester here at Sophia, and I think it's time to reflect on what it is like being a student here... keep reading

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