Ok, so I know this is a little late seeing as how I've been in Japan for a few days now, but I have so many amazing pictures and stories to share! I flew through Korean Air, which has to be my favorite airline to date. They have this awesome interactive system in front of each seat which allows you to listen to international music and watch awesome movies from the West and East. Even new releases(Thor, Hanna, Rango, etc). I even got to randomly stop at Incheon airport.
I was the only UF student on my flight, and I arrived later than everyone, but somehow we all(well, mostly) managed to meet each other at around 9pm JST. We found a fellow gaijin attending Kansai Gaidai named Dani and adopted her as our own!
This is where the real fun kicked in. Staying up all night until around 6am at an airport in a foreign country. Awwwwww yeah! So much studying, sleep deprivation, and craziness. Security even took our passports for inspection at one point.
In the morning, we all got yummy breakfast and embarked on our 90 minute-long bus ride from KIX to Hirakata. Then we conjured up 6 taxis to escort all 11 of us and our huge pile of luggage to the seminar houses.