The most common question I get asked when people find out I am from abroad, and more specifically England, is how America compares to across the Atlantic. I always start by commenting on the nicer, if slightly more unpredictable weather– because there is nothing more...

Unoriginally, the start of my journey here was stressful and almost disastrous. You hear stories like that all the time: my bags were too heavy, I couldn’t find my passport, I almost missed my flight, etc. My experience was no different.   It started off with the...

A guy came up to me at a party the other night and asked if I remembered his name. I told him I didn’t, and a large factor of that may have been because I had never seen or met him before in my life....

Hello! First, do you know what day February 4 was? Yes, Super Bowl!! It's said as the third biggest championship in the world despite of being held with teams from United States only! (First is Olympic and Second is World Cup, actually) Unfortunately, I don't have...

Hello, We almost finished second class week at SFSU.  Once classes start, the campus get full of students and very busy and lively. Today, I'd like to talk about an important feature of SF state that I find in this week. That is ...

People scream during earthquakes. They shout helpful things like ‘Earthquake’, and ‘Oh God’ between intermittent breaks for general shrieking. I would not have been able to tell you this until moving to San Francisco, having lived on the small island that is the United Kingdom...

Hello! I'm J-1 exchange program student from Japan. I'm going to introduce a part of my life in San Francisco. Hope it would be helpful for you. :) About a month ago, I prepared everything beforehand in Japan. Cosmetics, soap, stationary goods, clothes and even some RICE...

Back home the prices for housing are much cheaper and thereby the majority of the students lives alone in their own apartments, which was a change I directly needed to adjust to when I got here. From living in my small cute apartment which is very...

My friend Beth told me she cries on planes. ‘Cries’ may not even be the correct word. Sobs would probably be more fitting; full-frontal, unapologetic convulsions of tears. She painted this horror-filled image of her red-eyed and snotty, leaning into fellow passengers for moral support,...

One of the things I’ve loved most about my stay here has been my classes. I am such a nerd, I know, and I love it! Back home I attend journalism school, and almost all of the stuff we do is journalism. I’ve had very...