I decided to be an exchange student at Kansai University of International Studies because I want to understand about Japanese lifestyle.
My name is Farida Sriprasert. I’m a student of the Liberal of Arts, Department of Japanese, Thammasat University. The more I learn about Japan, the more I know about their culture, custom, and society. I have heard that Japan is a nice country since I was young. Last year (2017), I made Japanese friends and stayed at her house in Japan. When I stayed in Japan, I agree that Japan is wonderful. If I am an exchange student in Japan, I think I will discover even more marvelous things in Japan.
Moreover, I think Kansai University of International Studies can help me get closer to my dream of teaching. I have worked part-time job teaching Japanese and English before. Besides, I have taught Japanese to junior high school students and high school students as an internship. However, my teaching is not good enough. This university has subject to study about teaching Japanese and I like how Japanese teacher teaching. So, if I am an exchange student, I would like to learn about a teaching skill.
In addition, not only learn Japanese but also participate in club activities and volunteer. I think I can learn a lot of experience from club activities and volunteer.
In the future, if I became a teacher, I will teach not only Japanese and English but also the different culture, personality etc. of Japanese people that different from Thailand.
Time passes quickly, it has already been eight months to study in Japan. The longer I lived, the more I discovered the wonderful things and new splendorous things of Japan. I heard that if you travel abroad for more than a short trip, you will get a heart aches with missing home. However, I got many reasons that don't want me to back home.
I have heard that it must get time to keep in touch with shy Japanese people while I am a Thai people who talk straight. By the way, after I came to Japan and tried to get in touch with them, I realized that just Japanese people do not talk straight like us. It does not mean they have cold-hearted. Nevertheless, Japan and Thailand have a lot of different cultures, it does not disturb me to learn new things.
During my exchange program, every day is a fun day for me with my friends because it has many special days that I can learn new things every day. Such as speech contest, school club or class. After school, I also play with friends. Everyone is very kind. They make me happy every day.
Kunsai University of International Studies has many interesting classes. Their classes broadened my world and horizons. I appreciate the opportunity you have given me to learn at this university.
It's hard to believe my exchange program will finish in a month. As my returning hometown’ day coming, my heartache with missing Japan is getting deeper.
When I'm in Thailand, I learn Japanese lifestyle through Japanese dramas and movies but now I could have a realistic experience. However, I could challenge in living as a Japanese student in a different culture. It made my Japanese skill improved and, when I heard Japanese I can answer with Japanese without translate to the original language. Despite I'm a foreigner, I could live in Japan without a language barrier.
All of the great experience, thanks to HUMAP scholarship and Kansai University of international studies(KUIS), I got a very memorable educational experience. Also thank you very much for all teacher and administrative staff. In addition, studying at KUIS broadened my world and horizons.
Because of all of the things, I was satisfied with discovering wonderful Japan that I never know it before . But I know it still wonderful things that I haven't found yet. So, I will come back to Japan and go on to graduate school. Then, working in Japan eventually.