I want to study at Kobe Design University because I want to know how Japanese create design. I think Japanese design is very amazing. It’s deep but simple and its way of thinking is very different from Taiwan. If I could study at a design university in Japan, it could be wonderful for me expanding my horizon of design.
I’m not a visual design student but I'm in another department called creative design in Taiwan. In this department you have to learn all aspects of design. I want to focus on visual design, so I want to participate the exchange program in the department of visual design.
Japanese language is very difficult for me that I have only use it in the textbook but not in reality. It would be the best way for me to increase my Japanese ability through communication with Japanese people. I hope that I could understand a Japanese culture more while getting along with Japanese people.
The most impressing thing in this year to me is that I have learned how to think out design. Before I entered in the visual design department, I used to have diffidence in doing design. The thing in Japan have changed my mind. I used to just focus on the appearance of my work and even don’t know what I really want to do. However, the teachers in here are very care about the concept of the work but not only the appearance.
The most difficult thing to me is discussing in Japanese with others. I participated the competition that is to think out a new product. It’s really difficult to me to discuss in Japanese. I felt disappointed to myself when I couldn’t transfer my idea to my teammates fluently, and it made me want to improve my Japanese skill urgently. Although we didn’t win, but we have done our best.
After I returned to Taiwan ,I started preparing the graduation work. I discussed about the graduation work with my teammates, they asked me a lot about my experience in Japan and were very curious about Japan. In addition, some people got interested in exchange programs in Japan. It’s very happy for me to see that others are curious about Japanese culture.
I have been wondered about what I shoud do in the future. I have a lot of things that I like, but I’m anxious about whether I could succeed or not. In that time, the teacher in Japan has talked to me that ‘‘You can use your experience in Japan to get a job relating to Taiwan and Japan’s communication.’’.
This has given me a direction about what I shoud do in the future. Although I haven’t figured out what I can do yet, but I know what I want to do.
It may take a lot of efforts, but I am sure if I work hard, there must be something I can do.