I have just finished my first week as an intern at Moriumius in Ogatsu, Japan – I am so glad that I have the opportunity to work here for the next two months! Last summer, I visited Moriumius as a part of the GIEU Japan program, and I was very interested in returning to Moriumiusas an intern. So far, this internship has been everything that I had hoped it would be. Every day, I am exposed to nature and am able to interact with people from all over the world. Since I live with the other employees of Moriumius, I have been able to make friends very easily. There is another intern from France here as well, and I am very glad to have another foreigner here with me before the other Michigan interns arrive in the coming weeks.
My first day, I explored the land around Moriumius and learned that the Ogatsu area of Japan is truly one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Let this picture be proof of this fact:
Moriumius is surrounded by mountains and the ocean – a great way to destress after a very bad semester.
I had two days off this week, so I travelled to the nearest big city, Sendai, with one of my new friends. In Sendai, I walked to the Sendai castle and admired the view of the city for awhile. I also was able to practice my Japanese a little by asking someone to take this picture for me.
I will be at Moriumius for the next 7 weeks, and then I will do some independent traveling for several weeks. If this week is any indication of the weeks to come, then I am certain that this will be one of the best summers yet!