Hyogo University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific


  • Name:HUYNH THANH THUY [ ベトナム ]

  • Acceptance period:Apr. 1, 2017 ~ Mar. 31, 2018
  • Acceptance university:神戸親和女子大学
  • University enrolled:ホーチミン市師範大学

Opportunity of the studying abroad, purpose

When I was a 1st year student, in the welcome of new students, I had the opportunity to listen to international students talking about their precious experience when learning in Japan. I really admired them and I thought "I also want to study in Japan as I wish to experience such many good things there." Since then, studying in Japan became my great ambition to strive for.
The more I learnt Japanese, the more I enjoyed it. Through learning Japanese, my knowledge of its culture and people was much more diverse than before. I was surprised that the Japanese could harmonize traditional and modern values. I wanted to feel the cultural beauty myself.
On the other hand, while studying Japanese, I had the opportunity to participate in exchanges or Japanese clubs as well as look at those who spoke Japanese very confidently and fluently, which made me think that I must try to be as good as them. I thought that studying in Vietnam was not enough, studying in Japan would definitely help me improve my Japanese communication skills best.

Experience while studying abroad

Since this is my first time in a foreign country, I get really anxious. However; the friends and teachers I meet in Japan help me a lot and listen to my smallest things so my worries quickly disappeared. As I spend only one year studying in Japan, I always seek ways to manage my time effectively. I want my Japanese skills to improve as much as possible. First of all, I try to do my best at school and communicate with a lot of Japanese people. Until now, I have attended many extracurricular lessons, homestay, charitable activities, etc. The most impressive thing is probably the voluntary activity at the event of disaster recovery, which is hold in Tanba, a peaceful city far away from Kobe. At the beginning, I feel rather worried about my listening skill and I'm afraid if I would trouble the others. However; my Japanese friends help me a lot and whenever I see the smiling face of local people there, I feel very relieved. I think I would grow up a lot through these charitable activities. During my next half year in Japan, I would like to meet a lot more people in Japan as well as improve my Japanese skills as much as possible.

Results of study abroad, future goals

Every week, thanks to the class and participate in the language exchange club with teachers and Japanese, it helped me to improve my Japanese skills in listening and speaking. Moreover, compared to the fall semester, i speak better in the spring semester. On the other hand, i also create many relationships. Since i have never lived alone in a foreign country, so i feel a bit nervous. However, by meeting the good people here, my worries completely disappeared. Furthermore by living away from my family, i find myself living on my own, though i have difficulties, but i am able to take responsibility for myself. After coming back to Vietnam, the chances of actual use will be reduced. However, after coming back i still find opportunities to meet the Japanese through volunteer activities, exchanges to enhance communication ability of my self. And i always want to find a job related to Japanese as well as improve my Japanese.