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    1. My One and Only
    2. Interning at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo
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    5. 67 years after World War II
    6. What is a life plan? From the National Bar Exam to becoming a painter
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    9. The skill-levels of world-class top talents are extremely high. That is why, in order to compete against the world, ambition and aspiration is necessary.
    10. Japan's passport did not come falling from the skies. Fight now for the respect of the future Japanese.
    11. OECD Internship Report
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    15. In Finland, as an Artist and a Researcher
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    1. C21 Tokyo Challenge
    2. Enjoying a taste of South-East Asia: Vietnamese Bánh Mì Sandwiches and Milo
    3. Looking Back on the "Go Global Japan" English Presentation Contest
    4. Student Visa Day at the American Embassy
    5. 3rd Place Finish in the "Hong Kong Cup"
    6. Students' Day at the American Embassy
    7. ASIAN STUDENTS ENVIRONMENT PLATFORM 2012: Environmental field studies by students from Japan, China, and Korea
    8. Reflections on the Universitas21 Undergraduate Research Conference 2012 Part 2: Non-academic conference learning
    9. Reflections on the Universitas21 Undergraduate Research Conference 2012 Part 1: Academic conference learning
    10. The 7th Foreigner's Traditional Japanese Dance Exhibition: Waseda University student performers' questionnaire interview
    11. [Event] Universitas 21 Undergraduate Research Conference 2012 at Waseda University - ended in a great success!
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  1. Others
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    2. Exchange Students from US Reunite at Waseda after 30 years
    3. "Like" WiN on Facebook!
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    2. Participating in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
    3. "Participating in the XXV Winter Universiade Games (2011/Erzurum)"
    4. My experience with Waseda's American Football Bukatsu
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    1. Shifting Cultivation and the Challenge of Sustainability in Mopungchuket Village, India
    2. Building the TOMODACHI Generation
    3. Kakehashi Project Report
    4. The Double Degree Program at Peking University
    5. Camping and Snowshoeing in Canada
    6. An Encouragement of two-stages approach to study abroad
    7. Studying abroad in Brisbane, Australia
    8. A new kind of Study Abroad
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    11. PIANO LINE -Seattle Study Abroad Chronicles-
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    14. Why are those who've experienced study abroad programs a little different? -Full Japanese SILS student reveals the whole story of studying abroad -
    15. China, The Neighboring Country You Do Not Know ~ My Encounter at Peking University ~
    16. Study Abroad Experience Notes
    17. C'est la vie! This is life! Work hard, Play hard.
    18. Study abroad @ Taiwan
    19. Study abroad @ Beijing
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    2. IPS Summer School 2016: Culture Meets Culture
    3. The World is Smaller than We Think
    4. Waseda Summer 2016
    5. The Opportunity of a Lifetime
    6. Experiencing Village Life at Kijimadaira
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    12. Another Kokusaibu Story
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    19. Waseda Summer Session wasn't like any other Summer Camp
    20. Looking Forward to the Past
    21. Weeding a Rice Paddy ~Field Trip to Niigata~
    22. Japan Study Students to Waseda: A message from the class of 1983-84
    23. Developing Medical and Welfare Robots ~The Challenges of Kabe Laboratory, Faculty of Human Sciences~
    24. Recollecting experiences of Exchange Programme at Waseda
    25. Kuroda Kazuo Interview: About Studying in Japan
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My experience with Waseda's American Football Bukatsu

 

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Name in full: Scott Thomas Duffy
Nationality: American
Period attended at Waseda: 2007-present  
Affiliation/Program at Waseda: 2007- exchange student, 2008-  School of International Liberal Studies(SILS)
 

I just recently finished four memorable years with the Waseda American Football Big Bears  Bukastu and will share some of my experiences here.

I originally was only planning to stay at Waseda for one year through a study abroad program with my home school Chico State in California. Within the first week of arriving in Japan I joined the Big Bears. From the very beginning they were very helpful and welcomed me to the team. Within my second week in Japan we were already heading to Niigata for a summer camp for 10 very long days of training. Since I just came from America my participation in the camp was limited but I was able to witness their effort they put in everyday and made me want to play even more. After camp season started and we started off strong. Our last game of the regular season we played against Hosei University. We were both undefeated teams but we were considered the underdogs. The winner would get to advance to the playoffs. We went into five overtimes with possibly the best team in Japan at the time but lost. Soon after watching the Big Bears fight so hard for the game I knew I wanted to stay in Japan with the team. So I applied to Waseda University as a four year student and was accepted and giving the chance to stay with the team.

I look back now and although there were some definitely hard times, even times I seriously wanted to go back to America, I am very happy that I made the decision to play with the team for four years. I think my experience here was very unique and not often experienced by other foreign students due to the time commitments. Through the team I was able to experience so many different things. I was able to play a game in Korea. Also had the chance to play games in Osaka and even have an opposing team member host me for the night before we played them the next day. Also every spring we had the Sokeisen and that was something truly special to play in. Although probably the most rewarding experiences were beating teams others did not expect us to. Probably the most memorable upsets were the Nichidai upset in 2009 and my last season upset vs Hosei, the first time we beat them in 8 years! To work so hard with the team and see our efforts pay off was the best feeling and those feelings I will remember for the rest of my life.  This last season we had a season that was probably one of the best seasons in Waseda’s long history of playing football. We made it the Koshien Bowl, which is the college national championship game. Although we lost I think the experience will greatly help next years team and I hope they will make it there again next year only to win! 

This experience has been truly special and will greatly help me in my future in Japan. I am truly thankful to Waseda and the Big Bears for giving me the chance to experience this.

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