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.

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.

Results of study abroad, future goals