Hyogo University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific


  • Name:上條 彩奈 [ 日本 ]

  • Acceptance period:Feb. 1, 2018 ~ Dec. 31, 2018
  • Acceptance university:カンタベリー大学
  • University enrolled:園田学園女子大学

Opportunity of the studying abroad, purpose

I have two reasons for going to New Zealand. The first one is to go back again there. Last February I had a chance to go there as an English program of my university. There I had a wonderful experience. I knew the world was big and that there are so many things I can’t learn only in Japan. I could make many friends there and they taught me a lot about its culture. It was a great experience to me. At that time I stayed only for three weeks. After I came back to Japan, I want to study many things as well as English more. I had no confidence to speak English when I visited last time. And more I thought if I could speak English, I would be able to communicate with them. So I want to go there again and learn English for about one year. I have never lived all alone since I was born. So I am afraid I am dependent. If I live alone, I have to do everything by myself. I think I can be independent.
Secondly, I want to be a school nurse. When I was a junior high school student, I stayed at school nurse room. I talked with her about my future and fear. She always gave me some advice. I was encouraged by her. At that time I made up my mind that I wanted to be a school nurse. Some months ago, I was a trainee teacher at my high school. And I had a good time with my students. And more I felt every student had possibility. A school nurse has to take care of injured, sick students and also to be a counselor. I want to tell my future students that the world is large, and there are many interesting things. But I can’t tell them if I have no experience.
Those are the reasons why I want to go to New Zealand.

Experience while studying abroad

I have a class on weekdays and the class has 6 levels for students. 100 class is for beginner students, 600 class is for advanced students. When I got first my class was 200 class so it was hard to communicate with my teacher and classmate but my present class is 500 class so I could communicate with others, and I enjoyed study English.
Also, I enjoyed going travel. I went to Tekapo, Akaroa, Kaikoura, snowboarding and Queenstown. I have joined a Japanese circle in Canterbury University as a volunteer. I could eat local food and spend amazing time with my friends.

Results of study abroad, future goals

I've finished 10 months of my study abroad and back to Japan. When I got there first I couldn't say anything in English but after 10 months I could talk about various topics with others. And I listen to others opinion that different from me and I could think outside the box because of study abroad and my foreigner friends. And more, there was no one I knew, so I noticed that my family and friends how much they've helped me and also my friends who made in New Zealand so kind to me.
Finally, I haven't decided my future. I want to be a school nurse but, I want to use English for job. If I get any job I'll do my best.