Hyogo University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific


  • Name:朝喜 理紗 [ 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

I am going to participate in the internship of the local company in Australia. The reason why I decided to participate in this program was simple, at first it was just because I wanted to go abroad. So at first I wanted to go for exchange studies, but as the days passed, I started to think, "Why do I want to go abroad? Does it have to be exchange studies?" I thought, I will never improve with an half halfhearted attitude. From this, I decided to rethink the thing of "studying abroad" again.
After that I studied lots of things and learned that there was an overseas internship program in the university program. Since I was good at English, I wanted to have a experience working overseas rather than improving language skills. I felt that this program will gave me a great opportunity to learn both English and buisness. Furthermore, I heard that Australia is a multicultural culture. I hope I could learn the differences of cross- cultural understanding between Japan, too.

Experience while studying abroad

About two months have passed since I came to Australia, my Sydney life has also come to the end. In my program, I spent the first two months at university and then for the last month, I started to have the experience of an intern at an Australian local company. For the first, I got too accustomed to my student life at university and became less interested in my overseas intern. I really started to feel like I'd like to remain in university as a student forever. However, when interns actually started, every day was new discoveries, and I think that it was a good opportunity to not only improve your English but also to learn how to be a society. Unlike Japan, interns here can handle interns life as a society person, so I have a very responsible work. Sometimes I am worried about the weight and size of the assignment given, but since I was left behind, I keep thinking about what I can do on a daily basis and I am striving to work everyday.

Results of study abroad, future goals