The Road To Japan– Finishing Up Paperwork

I’m not sure if I’ve made it very public on this site, but for those who don’t know, I’m currently in the process of applying to study in Japan in the spring of 2009. The biggest hurdle to get over was grades, since Sophia University requires a 3.0+ GPA to get in. Thankfully, my grades for this semester were nearly flawless (I got mostly As, and scrapped by with a C+ in math) so that’s taken care of. Now I’m focusing on the paperwork, which is mostly straightforward except for this goddamn Certificate of Eligibility form. Looking at it is almost like looking into the eyes of death itself. Just try and see if you can imagine this: 4 pages, both in Japanese and badly translated English with no sense of design at all. It is the most fearsome bit of paper I’ve ever seen– an assault of kanji and compact, cramped English text with very little breathing room. Reading the thing is a challenge, especially considering a lot of the English translation reads something like English Akiba Blog.

Thankfully I’m nearly done with that form. There are a lot of areas I’ve left blank, but that’s only because I really think I should go over them with my study abroad advisor so I don’t screw up. Beyond that, I just have some areas that I need to go over with my parents and professors, and after that’s mostly smooth sailing. It’s pretty much guaranteed that I’ll make it over there, but given my experience it’s best not to get excited until things are 100%.

Also: Thanks for everyone’s help with my new computer. It’s currently on its way here and should arrive on Wednesday…

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11 Responses to The Road To Japan– Finishing Up Paperwork

  1. 3x as random says:

    I see what you mean there with the bad Translations…

    Hope you get there next year :D

  2. digitalboy says:

    sounds like things are getting interesting for you. Good luck on everything you need it for!

  3. Drew says:

    Just out of curiosity, what math class did you take? Calculus? Statistics?

  4. Pre-calc

    shaddap i suck at math :(

  5. roast-beefy says:

    C+ in precal, wwwwwww

  6. Math is for soulless bastards who think like computers. I’m HUMAN.

  7. Jusuchin says:

    Good luck over there. I would apply…but I have bad experiences with Japanese classes. Wished I just took German, so my GPA isn’t screwed up. XD

    What’s your major anyways?

  8. Koji Oe says:

    I’ll be studying at Nanzan in Nagoya starting this Fall for the year. I had to fill all that shit out too. It sucks.

  9. BrendantheJedi says:

    I’m allirght at math, but I personally prefer reading/writing myself. Yeah, Math is boring as shit.

  10. Jusuchin says:

    Ah. Government and International Politics…not the best but I like it.