Hyogo University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific


  • Name:CHOI JIWON [ 韓国 ]

  • Acceptance period:Apr. 1, 2018 ~ Feb. 8, 2019
  • Acceptance university:神戸親和女子大学
  • University enrolled:ソウル女子大学校

Opportunity of the studying abroad, purpose

There are many things that you do not know unless you go through it yourself; for instance, let's look at the unique emotion of Korea's " Jung(情)." This will never be understood by looking up the dictionary simply.

I am studying Japanese as a major and aiming at a translator. A good translator I think is a person who understands culture as well as language. So, I thought I need a chance to meet Japanese culture directly. It is the reason why I decided to study in Japan.

I am going to learn a lot from Kobe Shinwa Women's University. In particular, I will focus on the literature and contents of the Japanese. This will not only help me understand Japanese language and culture, but also light on the path of a good translator.

Experience while studying abroad

It has already been half a year since I came to Japan. I have experienced various cultures in Japan and I think I have taken a step closer to a good translator.

Thanks to many programs for international students conducted at school, my Japanese has improved a lot, and as I participated in this program, I made friends from many countries. Among them, there is the most memorable experience. It is an internship in Japan.
The company which I had internship is a film producing company, and company had conducting project which introduces japan culture to foreign people.
The company gave interns the opportunity to organize and produce the project video, and the videos were posted on the company's YouTube channel.
It was a short internship for two weeks, but I was able to experience the atmosphere of the Japanese company. In addition, it was a great opportunity to experience how video production works.

It was a valuable experience that I would not have experienced anywhere unless I had studied in Japan. I would like to actively participate if there are more opportunities like this. I will study hard and experience hard for the rest of period of studying abroad for my dream.

Results of study abroad, future goals

Leave a familiar place. Going to a new and unfamiliar place is a very good study wherever the place is. Especially, studying abroad is more so. Travel can also be an opportunity to learn many things. However, starting studying abroad is like starting a long-term life, not staying for a while. You will start studying new things that they did not realize, including language.

One of its biggest examples is the problem of communication. No matter how good you can speak a particular language, you are bound to face difficulties. They are mostly related to everyday life, such as calling, ordering food, and asking for directions. But once you get over this difficulty and realize things you didn't know, you can see a wider world. It's growing both verbal and mental.

I no longer think that studying abroad is simply to learn the language: to grow up.