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woohoo celebrate!

Postby mamba » Wed 01.10.2007 8:52 pm

Yay yay for today is my birthday. Today is also my parents' anniversary. Today, i also recieved my grades for the first semester in college... dun dun dun.

Straight A's across the board, and made the Dean's List.

The school im in right now is part of this whole SUNY thing (State University of New York) basically a whole system of universities. My advisor said with this transcript I can easily get in any of the SUNY schools.

So i started looking around and found Stony Brook University and heard that it has excellent Computer Science programs, and super cheap too. Explored the site and stumbled across a study abroad page, and oh how awesomness it has Japan! :o I never thought i would ever go to Japan but this might actually happen~!

Heres a list of schools it does exchanges with: Okayama University, Kyoto Sangyo University, Waseda University, Nihon University, Chiba University.

Just wondering if anyone has attended any of these schools and how are they?

SO yes good lesson here. Stay in school, and dont always rush into things (like many people here who want "TO JAPAN" the first thing after graduating highschool.) And do good in school, its just 1 step closer to your dream (like me) :D
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Postby Tspoonami » Wed 01.10.2007 8:59 pm

おめでとうございます!
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Postby elXco » Wed 01.10.2007 11:32 pm

Happy Birthday mamba.
Nice job on getting straight As!

Sorry, but i know nothing about the colleges as i am still in high school in the US.
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Postby keatonatron » Thu 01.11.2007 12:40 am

I know Waseda is super famous and considered a really good school (and extremely hard to get in to); however, I have no idea what it would be like as an exchange student, and what level of Japanese would be required.
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Postby noisyturtle » Fri 01.12.2007 12:59 am

I know for the program they say that you don't need to know the lanuage and you can attend classes in english. You would have to be very good at japanese to take class in the language though. But not knowing any japanese at all would obvioulsy not be very helpful.
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Postby Dehitay » Fri 01.12.2007 2:25 am

noisyturtle wrote:
I know for the program they say that you don't need to know the lanuage and you can attend classes in english. You would have to be very good at japanese to take class in the language though. But not knowing any japanese at all would obvioulsy not be very helpful.


not too surprising, computer languages are technically new languages all on their own. Har har, I think it's funny you were born on your parents' anniversary. That one particular year was probly harsh on them, but then afterwards, it's a 3 way celebration.
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Postby Mike Cash » Fri 01.12.2007 6:49 am

And when Pop forgets his anniversary, he's in double trouble....
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Postby Chenzah » Fri 01.12.2007 10:10 am

Waseda is meant to be really bloody good. A large number of Japan's presidents have come from there and it's very prestigious, the portion of applicants that actually get accepted is very low. This is misleading however because only people who think they have a genuine shot at getting in make the investment in an application, so the figuer would be allot smaller if everyone who wanted to go actually applied.

I don't know about those other three though. Though i can tell you Waseda is ranked 158th in the world. "Kyoto university" is ranked 29th equal (with The University of Michigan), but if this Kyoto University is your Kyoto university, i don't know. The other two aren't ranked in the top 200.
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Postby Mike Cash » Fri 01.12.2007 10:18 am

Japan's presidents?
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Postby Infidel » Sat 01.13.2007 4:34 am

You must be living out in the boonies Mike.

As Paul would say, 13100 google hits can't be wrong. Lesse, a whole bunch of hits for "Japanese President" of Peru.

Harper to meet Japanese President Koizumi this week


Former Japanese President Junichiro Koizumi

President Bush made a comment today in his press conference with the Japanese President.


Try to pay more attention.
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Postby Chenzah » Sat 01.13.2007 4:39 am

Mike Cash wrote:
Japan's presidents?


I don't understand what there is to not understand?
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Postby Infidel » Sat 01.13.2007 4:41 am

Japan doesn't have a president Chenza. They have a prime minister.

All those newspapers and magazines that talk about a Japanese President are religious journals or newspapers so deep in the country they haven't discovered fire yet.
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Postby paul_b » Sat 01.13.2007 4:47 am

Infidel wrote:
Japan doesn't have a president Chenza. They have a prime minister.

I think you'll find they don't have a prime minister _or_ a president, they have a 首相. (Betcha Google will back me up on that one :-P
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Postby Infidel » Sat 01.13.2007 4:49 am

Are you arguing that "Prime Minister" is not the proper translation for 首相, or are you getting extremely litteral with me :P
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Postby paul_b » Sat 01.13.2007 5:11 am

Infidel wrote:
Are you arguing that "Prime Minister" is not the proper translation for 首相, or are you getting extremely litteral with me :P

Yes.
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