Hyogo University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific


  • Name:St.F [ アメリカ ]

  • Acceptance period:Jun. 1, 2018 ~ Jul. 15, 2018
  • Acceptance university:甲南大学
  • University enrolled:イリノイ大学アーバナ・シャンペーン校

Opportunity of the studying abroad, purpose

I wanted to study abroad because I have always loved Japan. Since I was three-years-old, I have been immersed in anime and Japanese video games. I have always known about the Japanese culture. I have wanted to visit Japan since I was young. My goal is to become fluent in Japanese one day and to experience the Japanese culture for myself. I'd also like to research Japanese customs as I am writing a novel that will take place in Japan.

Experience while studying abroad

While studying abroad, I was surprised to have made a lot of friends! We hung out almost every day, exploring Kobe, Osaka, and Sannomiya. We ate parfaits, shopped at Uniqlo, and bought many souvenirs for our families back home. I loved the food that we ate. I enjoyed ramen, shabu-shabu, and hamburgers. I also enjoyed my time with my host family. They were amazing and treated me so kindly. We went to the Hakushika Memorial Sake Museum, kaiten sushi, but best of all Nagoya! I asked my host family to take me because I want to write a novel set in Nagoya. It was very fun! I loved every second in Nagoya! We went to the Nagoya City Science Museum, where we watched a planetarium, Nagoya TV Tower, and to Oasis 21 where I bought many items from the Jump Store. I definitely loved my time in Japan. I'll miss it, but I'll miss my host family and friends the most.

Results of study abroad, future goals