The reason why I entered KIU is that they have wide range of study abroad programs and also I have a strong interest in different countries and a study abroad. I did a study abroad to Ireland for 4 weeks last year for the reason it becomes a plus in my future. Although I had learnt English since junior high school for 6 years, I could not express what I wanted to say well and felt frustrated, so I decided to improve my English to the level I can express more subtle nuances and emotions.
Having experienced a homestay, it was a great opportunity to learn cultural difference and fun at the same time. For example, I thought it was very cheerful and positive to celebrate someone’s birthday properly no matter how old they become.
There were 5 students from Brazil in my class and they were actively talkative in spite of grammar mistakes. I felt I would like to be able to say my own opinion without fear. Students from Brazil were aiming to enter a university or get a job in Ireland after finishing a language school and I was influenced by their global point of view and attitude. By following them as a role model, I would like to learn not only English but also an Australian culture and a sense of value in order to work for a tourism industry in my future.