The reason why I will study in Russia is that, I want to understand Russian culture, art, and so on. Russia is famous for many things, such as, literature, ballet, drama and paintings. By seeing them, I want to know different values.
There're three aims that studying abroad.firstly, I want to make progress with the ability to read, write and speak in Russian language. There're world-famous writers in Russia, for example, Dostoyevsky, and I have an interest in literature, so I'll want to read Russian literature in Russian language. Secondly, I would like to interact with Russian students and students from other countries. Through the interactions, I want to know cultures of other countries, and to tell Japanese culture. Also I want to become a sociable person, because I'm not one now. Thirdly, after studying abroad, I want to make relationship between Japan and Russia better, by using Russian language and culture that I learn in Russia. In the future, I'd like to work related with Russia.
7 months have passed since I started living in Russia. In Russia everything is different from what I have experienced in Japan, so everyday I find something new, and that makes me happy. At the beginning of my life in Russia, I couldn’t understand what ordinary Russian people said on the streets, and also what teachers said in lectures. But little by little, I’m beginning to understand what people say.
First, I’d like to talk about my class. I study in the class, where 2 Japanese and 4 Chinese people study. We learn not only Russian language, but also culture, literature and so on. Thanks to the lectures, I recently passed the First Certification Level of TORFL. In the dormitory, I live with a Korean in a double room. Every month we, Japanese and Korean, have a dinner party. In the university, every month we have the international club which Russian, Korean, Afghan, Chinese and Japanese students join. In the club and in the lectures we introduce own cultures to each other, so we can understand other countries. In Russia, tickets for dramas, circuses and movies are much cheaper than in japan, so we can easily experience Russian art. In January I had a chance to travel by the Trans-Siberian Railway. The train was running in silent forests… There was only the sound of train, and that deeply impressed me. I recommend you to try it.
In a few months I will leave Russia, but I want to stay here longer.
After my 10 months life while studying in Russia, I came back to Japan. Before I went to Russia, I concerned about that I can live in such a cold place, but now I miss the cold weather and beautiful snow.
I’d like to talk about class. In Russia, in my class only 6 or 7people studied together ( in Japan I studied in the class where more than 40 people studied together), that’s why in the class I often said my answers and opinions voluntary. I want to keep this habit also in Japan.
I will use Russian language skill and knowledge about Russia not only that I had got through the studying in Russia, but also that I will get by studying harder and deeper, for graduation thesis and job hunting. In the future I want to spread charms of Russia all over Japan and to improve the relations between Japan and Russia.
Thanks to the HUMAP, at the end of studying in Khabarovsk, I could go on a trip not only to the other cities in Russia, but also to Europe. In Europe I found attractions of other countries and foreigners that different from Russian.
While studying abroad I got various chances to experience interesting and to broaden my horizons, so I will keep challenging to new fields.