Students and staff from ANU and the University of Tokyo, and scientists from the Mount Fuji Research Institute, at the Mount Hoei crater on the flanks of Mount Fuji, at 2,500 metres above sea level. Photo by Holly White.

Students and staff from ANU and the University of Tokyo, and scientists from the Mount Fuji Research Institute, at the Mount Hoei crater on the flanks of Mount Fuji, at 2,500 metres above sea level. Photo by Holly White.

Travel journal: Japan

Matthew Teh, BSc ’17, LLB (Hons) ’17, felt privileged to make new friendships while indulging a passion for geoscience.

I was on the cusp of finishing my degree – approaching fifth year and the final semester at ANU and had already had a range of international experiences under my belt. Being so close to the end, it seemed like it was finally time to knuckle down and embark on the gruelling task of resurrecting my faltering grade point average one last time.