Hyogo University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific


  • Name:P.S. [ 韓国 ]

  • Acceptance period:Jan. 21, 2019 ~ Feb. 3, 2019
  • Acceptance university:甲南女子大学
  • University enrolled:淑明女子大学校

Opportunity of the studying abroad, purpose

I have known about training since I entered the Japanese department, and I wanted it the most. The senior members who went to this training last year recommended it so I wanted to catch this opportunity. It was most interesting to have a direct experience of Japan for two weeks. I applied right away with the idea that I can have much more experience and feelings than traveling to Japan for two weeks with friends. I thought it would be a time to check myself in that I could not only do what I wanted to do and do what I did not want to do but also challenge what I was afraid to do. Also, I wanted to improve my Japanese skills that I lacked and to improve my interest that I was gradually losing to the difficult mind. I think if I felt the lack and necessity of language, I could be more passionate about my future studies. Especially, the most anticipated part of the program was a homestay where you can't experience it on a trip and feel real ulture all over your body in Japanese homes. I think this was a very helpful opportunity for thinking of an exchange student.

Experience while studying abroad

First of all, taking classes at Japanese schools was a very special experience. Going to a foreign school is something that can only be experienced as an exchange student, which I experienced indirectly through this. Although I didn't fully understand and translate the class, I was proud that I was teached in a foreign language. Second, I was impressed by various cultural experiences. I liked the fact that we can experience Japanese culture such as dado, flower arrangement, traditional dancing, and cooking experience that we have heard about at least one time. Especially, Dado was the frequently studied and familiar culture in the class about Japan. It was interesting things that I learned in front of my eyes . The culture of enjoying traditional tea and snacks in a static space was representative of Japan. Also, I was impressed by the performance of the students at Konan Women's University. It wasn't just about watching, furthermore it was a fun time when all the students went up on stage to teach each other how to dance and being friendly. There were various experiences, but the last great experience was homestay. It was the most worrying and expected experience. I was happy because it was the only time I laughed and enjoyed it for three days. I was embarrassed at first because of the awkwardness and language problems, but gradually the awkwardness disappeared and I think this is the most memorable experience for everyone who felt Japanese homes all over the world.

Results of study abroad, future goals

I felt the lack of Japanese and realized the importance of language. Whenever I talk to my Japanese friends, I was sad because I couldn't talk to them deeply because of my poor Japanese skills, so I studying Japanese every night and asking friends detail things. So that I thought the conversation I had been was very valuable experience. Also, I had many experiences that I could not have in my life like sleeping in Japanese homes and make foreign friends. At first, there are some experiences that I don't want to do, and I think it's going to be hard, but in the end, everything was a valuable experience. Even though I am major in Japan, I had no experience about Japan and I just went japan with package tour, soI was proud to say that I have learned and experienced a lot about Japan from this training. It was a short but memorable two weeks for me to think about my future job and dream and to think about whether I was a good match for Japan.