I know I have not put up a post in a long time but I have found I had no time to get blogging. So I ended up studying and working, however work took over all my time, why I let it I couldn’t tell you. However I regretted it so much because all the people that I was on my Access course are off to University now. However I will not be discouraged, I have reapplied for the access course, finding one that works better for me then my last one did.
To help anyone that is looking into going for an access course, please think about these words. Do not have a full time job (It will ruin your chances of finishing the course), Focus on the work at hand (It is a lot harder then you think it will be).
I say this out of personal experience, I went into the course thinking I could work full time and study but this the amount of work you have to do in such a short amount of time does not give you enough time to work that much. Also for those party-ers you will have to cut back as the course will soak up most of your free time. The course is a commitment you need to make, to get yourself where you want to be. I had to learn this lesson and now 2014 is going to be my year into university.
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I am now one step closer to getting to Japan, I have enrolled back into college, to do an access course to get into University. If you have already looked at the other things I have looked at and thought well I wont be able to go to University becasuse I dont have the grades to get into Uni. Then you should look into doing an Access course, it is basically a course to do three Alevels in one year. You need to be ready to study as hard as you can to get good marks, which I am personally scared about but you just have to get through it. My course consists of; GCSE level Maths English and IT, and then A level History, Pshycology and English Language. How I will cope I am not sure but I have to, because this is my Journey to get to Japan.
Good luck to all of you trying to do the same as me, and I hope you reach your dreams.
So where do you look for a place to live whilst you are in Japan?
Well luckily for me there was a place already shown to me through the website for NILS (link in other posts). It a website called Leopalace21 (http://en.leopalace21.com/), here they will help you find an apartment in the location you’re going to be studying or working. I have been in contact with them a few times given them information I know and them giving me advice. The only over problem is that when it comes to having an actual apartment shown to you etc is you need to be leaving for Japan in two weeks and have all your visa information ready. That annoys me because I am the type of person that likes to have everything arranged and to know everything before I have to go, but I will deal with it. You can look on there website (http://www.leopalace21.com) and have a look for apartments but it can get confusing very quickly. I only barely was able to find an apartment that may work or me.
Begin your adventure with a new family
When it comes to Leopalace21 there are two types of contracts a monthly contract and a contract they call Chinta. The Chinta contract is for a month by month paying of rent (Not including utilities), also being able to choose between a furnished or unfurnished apartment. There are more details about it on there website and then the monthly contract is where you prepay your entire stay there (including utilities) which if you are going to study there then i would advice you to go with that as it gets all your bills out of the way and can concentrate on money for food and travelling etc.
The NILS school also offers other sources of accommodation, like dorm rooms, places near them etc. But something I think is interesting is Homestays. The reason I think this is a good idea is because you will be living with people who know the area and can help you find places. There are people to support you, and you can learn of them about culture and their language, which in turn they can learn from you as well. So if you don’t think you would like your own place or don’t think you’d have the money I think a housestay would be a great option. There are many places to look for these, and I would advice you to have a look for the best one for you. You can look on the NILS website, or look at http://www.destination-japan.com/Homestay/tabid/324/Default.aspx which i found as a good site to look for some homestays.
How have i decided to do it?
Find a new home.
Well I decided since I will be moving with a friend to Japan that we might as well get an apartment together and share the rent price, the good part being I will be able to take my dog with me as well, which is an important step of this process. So far I have found a place that has two rooms for £6000 for the year0, or two apartments on top of each other for £5000 we shall see what happens about these places because they will help me look for places when i’m a week away. But I have found that Leopalace21 have been very helpful and will continue to be so.
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