the start of my study abroad



Hi, it’s Akari. Today, I’d like to share about how I felt about myself when I started studying abroad.


I started a new life in August as an exchange student in Finland, and will be here for a year. I’ve never lived abroad before, and it’s my first time living without my family. When I moved to the shared apartment, it was empty and nobody lived there. Summer school started before I could get used to my new environment. My mind was racing and my body was completely exhausted. Although I always love experiencing new things, I was full of fatigue and anxiety this time.