Hyogo University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific


  • Name:平山 太基 [ 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 have two reasons to decide going abroad. First, I thought that I wanted to improve my English after going abroad to Malaysia for one-month last summer. Also, I think that I want to go abroad for many months. I gained confident to speak to foreign people because of experience study abroad in Malaysia. And I got a good score on TOEIC test. It is 640. However, I got a motivation to want to communication with foreign people by fluent English and I set a goal which I get 800 score on TOEIC. So, I think that it is better long terms study abroad than short. That is why I chose this program. Especially, this program include internship. I think Internship is using English every time. It is effective to learn English. Second, I would like to try to see how I can adapt different culture from japan by putting myself there. And also try to see how I can produce a good relationship with foreign people. It is difficult to adapt a different culture and people, but It will be a precious experience. I am very much looking forward to seeing how the studying abroad life.

Experience while studying abroad

There are 2 points which I learned. One is when I went to UNSW. In this University, I studied English which level is from beginner to business. The things which I learned are many people from different country come to Australia, and study English. There is a culture of multinational culture that is more receptive to diversity than I imagined. Japan is closed and it is easy for us to do in only my country. However, I felt that I needed to raise my site. Another things which I learned is when I did Internship.I was able to experience various kinds of work, and telephone correspondence was most difficult for me. It is so difficult for me to hear and understand what a customer says.So I have done two things.I have patterned some cases to phone calls and have always be provided a feedback to my supervisor about how I was doing my job.So that, I will be able to respond perfectly in the third week by doing these two things thoroughly. I realized that when faced with difficulties, it is important to make a process how to deal with it.The third is meeting various people. I met various people in various scenes such as UNSW, interns, meeting up and circle activities. Among them, the one who received the most impact was a juvenile student in Japan and the half of the Philippines. She had a clear image of her own statues and professions in the future despite her junior. Since I met this boy, why am I studying abroad? I thought about the merits of it compared with other students. Also, I want to work overseas in the future, even after becoming a social worker, I became stronger that I would like to improve my skills by taking advantage of the environment that I can use English. In this way, I was able to share various human values ​​and values ​​without being caught up in the frame of "I am a novel in people's books" and "I am speaking because of how many people" "Because I am speaking".

Results of study abroad, future goals

For the past three months, it was a very important time for my life and three months to become a turning point in my life.There were a lot of things I got for this study abroad. As well as improving language skills and communication skills, I believe that the most thing was able to take a look at myself again and know exactly myself. Before study abroad, I think that it is only for improving my English and communication skills. However, There are a lot of notices excluding improving myself through this 3 months I lived overseas, for example, there are such amazing people in the world (including Japanese working abroad), and such different cultures and businesses are living in such a way. Also, from that awareness, I was able to rethink of my own future and dreams, such as how I want to live in the future, how to use English to work in the world. Period of 3 months may have been the best period to know ourselves deeply. I would like to take pride in my courage to take the first step by making a decision to study abroad and overseas internships. And also based on this experience, I would like to prepare for job hunting jobs starting from now on.