Hyogo University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific


  • Name:S.O [ 日本 ]

  • Acceptance period:Oct. 16, 2017 ~ Jun. 23, 2018
  • Acceptance university:マードック大学
  • University enrolled:甲南大学

Opportunity of the studying abroad, purpose

I'm going to study at Murdoch University in Australia. I have two reasons to study abroad.
First, this is because I would like to exploit future careers. When I was a junior high school student, I had chance to talk with business man in training company, then I had interest in working for training company. I thought English is very important in order to achieve my goal. Therefore, I decided to study abroad. I would like to improve my English skills through studying abroad, then I want to take the first step .
Second , this is because I would like to improve myself. My character is shy and I could not act positively. I want to overcome this character. I try to talk with cross cultural people. Also I would like to understand different cultures and to develop practical knowledge. I think that these lead to improve myself. I'm going to play field hockey in Australia. There are a lot of good players because Australia is center of field hockey. I would like to improve myself by putting myself in severe environment.

Experience while studying abroad

Currently, I am studying at Murdoch University in Australia. Although I struggled to understand English spoken by native speakers at the start of studying abroad, I realized that I am getting better day by day at understanding the content of classes in English. I strive to study more than ever before because I would like to improve my English skills. Moreover I have become greatly interested in new subjects such as the history and culture of western countries, through my interactions with various foreign students. In university, I am taking an ideas and identity (where I learn about the relationships between individuals and society from views of sociology and philosophy), Indonesian language, and the foundation of business management. Especially, because an idea and identities is a subject with a small class and my English abilities and knowledge are tested. Therefore I always prepare for the class for 7 hours in order to participate in more discussions.

I decided to join the local field hockey team because I would like to network not only at university but also in other places. I belong to one of the best team in Western Australia which has produced many national team players. I am so happy to play field hockey in such a nice environment. My goal is to play my position, Defender, in a real game. To be honest, it is difficult to compete with other players in physical strength. The coach has instructed to enhance judgment of a pass because it is an essential skill to be able to play on the starting lineup. I always communicate with my teammates in practice, which in turn, develops my ability to use English in intense situations, helping me became increasingly fluent. Someday, I would like to get in the top team. I would like to interact with foreign students as much as possible and understand so many cultures in order to become successful in dealing with foreign relations in a trading company.

Results of study abroad, future goals