Hyogo University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific


  • Name:長堀 みづ葉 [ 日本 ]

  • Acceptance period:Sep. 3, 2018 ~ Dec. 7, 2018
  • Acceptance university:ニューサウスウェールズ大学
  • University enrolled:関西学院大学

Opportunity of the studying abroad, purpose

When I was a 9th grade, I was astanished to know how we could intaract with international people if we have a common language. In addition, my English teacher in a praivate preparing school was the woman who carve out her life with her English ability. Through these experiences and encounter, I've also thought I'd like to get high level English ability.
After entered into an university, I've been studying English and I'd like to study abroad for a long term during university days. However the disasters of Isramic state and terrorizm had been getting terrible, so I hesatated to study abroad. Howeber, my mind which I'd like to study abroad was getting expanded through my university days. I thought what I want to do during my university days, and what I do the best was studying abroad. However it was impossible for me to graduate my university for 4 years if I join a long-term program. Although I almost gave up it, fortunary, I found the program which includes an internship program at a company in Australia for 6weeks. I thought this program was so suitable for me, because I wanted to try some unique experiences in addition to learning English. That's why I made a decision.

Experience while studying abroad

I learned English at school for first 2 months and I’m working at an educational company in Australia as internship. I remember back this 2 months and I think this term seems“training” for me.
Many accidents happened in my life in Australia when I tried something new every time.
That’s why I had a lot of experiences which I considered how to solve some problems, found the best answer by myself, and consulted or negotiate to a person who has responsibility. I gained good communication skill, the ability to solve some problems and some confidence I can live a life even abroad through these experiences. For example, I could consult to change my class level to a chief school staff member and a teacher, and they understood my situation and feeling. In addition, I rode a wrong taxi which I arranged in my private, but I could tell the wrong taxi driver about my situation and got it off. After that, I explained my situation to a correct taxi driver with SMS and phone and I could get on a correct taxi.
The rest of my life in Australia is mainly internship. I want to further develop my English skills, in addition I assist some marketing tasks so I want to further develop some business skills in marketing.

Results of study abroad, future goals

I’d like to report what abilities I could gain after my study program in Australia.
I think I could gain not only English ability but also the ability to deal with some problems and mental toughness through this internship.

Especially, listening ability was the best ability I could improve in English. I listened to teachers’ talking at least for four hours every day in a class and I watched TV drama in English and I trained to improve my listening skill. In addition, my colleagues and my customers in Internship Company spoke English as second language, so I had many opportunities to listen various kinds of ascent and direction. I couldn’t understand their talking at all at first, but I could get used to their talking gradually, because I listened carefully every day.

I faced many troubles, but I understood situations in a calm manner, consulted to proper people and coped with them.

I had some experiences someone’s attitude made me uncomfortable, because of my poor English, but I kept on making effort without giving up. Finally, I could improve both my English ability and mental toughness through this study program.