Braydon is a fourth-year Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) student. He is studying at Kansai Gaidai in Osaka, Japan.
Introduce yourself! Tell us a little bit about your goals and interests:
I am a 21 year old fourth-year student from Barrie, Ontario studying Commerce. In my spare time I like to take pictures, drink lots of coffee and adventure as much as possible. My overall goal on exchange is to meet as many new people as possible, experience & understand a totally new culture, and learn/struggle with the Japanese language along the way. I hope to document my exchange as close as possible, sharing some insight, knowledge and funny experiences to everyone interested in Japan.
Have you ever travelled overseas before? If so, where?
I have been fortunate enough to travel a lot since I was younger going all over North & Central America and I’ve also been to Europe 3 times. I have loads of family scattered across Poland that I go to visit, relatives that lives in England, and I have been to Italy for vacation as well.
What 3 things MUST you take with you while abroad?
When going abroad there are a million things to think of and not nearly enough space to pack them all. In order to fit everything into your bag you have to think of the essentials. The 3 main items you MUST take with you abroad are: an unreal camera, a comfy pair of shoes, and an open mind. The lighter you pack when you leave, the more you can bring back when you’re coming home.
What are you most looking forward to?
I am most looking forward to the culture and food that I’ll be able to experience first hand while in Japan. I’ve become pretty familiar with how things go here in North America and I think that switching it up across the world will be a huge eye opener to my current self and who I become in the future. I also can’t wait to live off of sushi for 4 months before I have to come home and pay an arm & a leg for it again.