My name is Anabela Smoković, and I am a student at the Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, attending the double major programme in Japanese Language and Culture and Croatian Language and Literature. Doing a student exchange in Japan someday had been a wish of mine right from the get-go, and when I finally received the opportunity to do so at Kobe University, I was ecstatic. Having since returned back home (just before the Covid crisis struck!), I still find myself reminiscing and missing the bits and pieces of my life as an exchange student there. Just what kind of experiences were they…?