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Team Osaka IUHPFL 2019

Naturally Curious

Welcome to Team Osaka IUHPFL 2019, our very own passion project filled with unique and engaging content. Perhaps Team Osaka IUHPFL 2019 will ignite your own passions to travel abroad as well.

 
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Farewell Party

The Farewell Show came across much smoother than rehearsal (phew!), and the students all did a great job. As a chance to showcase their...

Farewell preparations!!

Monday was Marine Day in Japan, so students got to spend time with their family -- I saw photos from USJ (Universal Studios, Japan), hot...

Kyoto

Getting to downtown Kyoto is not far, maybe 45 minutes away. But getting around Kyoto is a different story. Buses are the way to get...

Tigers vs. Giants

On a school night, even. The two rival teams, and the (Osaka) Hanshin Tigers certainly had their chances, but lost a nicely contested 1-0...

The Barbecue

Many thanks to Takami-san for supplying many of the barbecue photos. Our BBQ on Sunday was a chance to celebrate the fourth of July and...

Koyasan Day 2

Day 2 of Koyasan began early in the morning at the shukubo, the temple lodging, with an early morning call to prayer at 6:30am, followed...

びっくりやな! Surprise!

Our youngest teacher didn't let us know it was his birthday, so we threw a little surprise party for him. We celebrated a birthday, each...

An Interlude

Here is a link if the video doesn't work below. :) Happy Independence Day, America! Note that they are not speaking English -- the...

Koyasan, Day One

Rain. That needs to be your first image. Not torrential, just persistent. All the students had finally gathered together at Tengachaya...

Classroom and settling into a Routine

While the next post will be about our trip to Koyasan, I thought I'd drop a few photos of the students settling in. First, our classroom...

Optional Day in Osaka

With many students coming to school on Saturday for their club activities, nine of our students came to school with their host sibling,...

Tennoji

After our tour of Osaka High School, we all piled into a vW bus and headed downtown. No, no, wait, that's not right. We headed to the...

Broadcasting to the High School + Tour #1

Two students volunteered to introduce themselves over the announcements. They did a fantastic job, as you might expect! Well done, well...

Hurry, and wait. Hurry, and wait.

Smooth (air) sailing, relatively speaking, so far. "I thought it was fun," was the disarming comment I heard from one of the students...

Can’t Get There From Here

*This is a test for creating in the mobile version of the blog.* I got lost in the hills of Tennessee about six months ago, and I clearly...

Countdown (-9 hours)

With less than a day until departure, my bags are starting to fill in, and I've made my last minute purchases (creamy peanut butter, a...

 

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