FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Studying Abroad in Tokyo

by Erich Martin

Sep 11, 2019

Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan © Sean Pavone | Dreamstime

Destinations / Asia

Studying abroad is a dream many college students share. Desired locations definitely vary by student, but the idea of getting away for a semester or year is understandably appealing.


Traveling to Tokyo to study abroad might seem intimidating at first. Combining a long flight, a huge language barrier and one of the densest cities in the world is understandably intimidating.


In most cases, the easiest way to study abroad in Tokyo will likely be to first check if your current school has a campus in the country. For example, Temple University has a campus in Tokyo and offers study abroad programs.


If your school doesn’t offer explicit study abroad opportunities in Japan, there are still opportunities to go and study. There is no real language barrier in Tokyo. Friends who studied there in college explained many, if not all, courses were offered in English. Most study abroad courses also include some type of Japanese lessons to help get students on a language-learning path.


One of the big benefits to studying in Tokyo is the large amount of international students. When specific programs send students, they often will send whole groups. This is perfect because, like going away to school for the first time, the group you travel with includes built-in friends.


Check out this full guide if you are considering studying abroad in Japan.


Insta Feed
Food & Drink
Oct 19, 2021

Visiting Sweet Amalia Oyster Farm

Sweet Amalia Oyster Farm is a unique dining destination in Newfield, New Jersey. The aquaculture hand harvests its own oysters on site. In addition to delivering oysters to local restaurants, Sweet Amalia also operates a market and restaurant.

A Taste of Greece

Prepare your taste buds for the trip of a lifetime in Greece. About 100 Greek products — from wines, cheese and fruits to honey and oils — earned a Protected Designation of Origin from the European Union, and the country’s most beloved dishes include Greek Choriatiki salad, tzatziki, souvlaki and moussaka, with its layers of eggplant, potato, minced meat and bechamel. And those are only a few of the many highlights.

Top Trends
Oct 15, 2021

10 American Roller Coasters with the Biggest Drops

Roller coaster enthusiasts already know America offers a number of exciting thrill rides, and the car rental experts at StressFreeCarRental.com created a map of the roller coasters with the biggest drops across the country to make it even easier to map out a journey of adrenaline.

Food & Drink
Oct 14, 2021

Boo(ze) for Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos is celebrated Nov. 1, to honor and celebrate remembered friends and family who have passed. Observers of this holiday create ofrendas, or altars, containing beverages, food, photos and memorabilia of the departed. For adults, offerings of tequila are placed upon graves as a salute to their time on earth. Give a toast to the continuation of life with these tequila offerings.

Find the Perfect Greek Island for You

With more than 6,000 islands total, with 227 inhabited, in Greece, the selection is overwhelming. Which one is perfect for your next vacation?

Oct 13, 2021

Mazi Restaurant Review

My mom and I recently dined at Mazi, a Greek restaurant in West Reading, Pennsylvania. We were in town for a family event and decided to take advantage of the lovely early fall evening by enjoying dinner outside. The restaurant is popular, so we called right when they opened to make a last-minute reservation. Thankfully, they had availability for outdoor seating.