Hyogo University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific


  • Name:S.H. [ 日本 ]

  • Acceptance period:Aug. 27, 2018 ~ Feb. 15, 2019
  • Acceptance university:淑明女子大学校
  • University enrolled:甲南女子大学

Opportunity of the studying abroad, purpose

Originally I was interested in Korean culture and K-pop and I was learning Korean with self taught since I was a high school student. I entered the university and received Korean in class, but because it was a Japanese class, I used Japanese as a lesson to write Korean only because I could not understand pronunciations and details so I went to Korea I wanted to study abroad because I wanted to learn native pronunciation etc while interacting with local people.
I am going to go to study abroad and aim to take the Korean Language Proficiency Grade 3. I also want to be able to make Korean pronunciation more like native. I also would like to make Korean friends and broaden their exchanges. Also, I would like to make friends in different countries where I take classes together. I will do my best not to be negative, so I can actively act and talk to.

Experience while studying abroad

In the class, I have a lot of opportunities to talk with students of different nationalities using Korean, talk with teacher in Korean and use Korean, so it is a great learning study. Even in the classes we receive with Korean students, unlike the language school, I think the teacher speaks Korean quickly and I think that listening skills have arrived. There was also a cultural experience there, and I enjoyed having traditional Korean playing and eating rice cakes that wear chimachogoli or eat it in Korean autumn and evening. Because there is no Japanese child in the class, I do not often speak Japanese while I am at school, I can know the culture of many countries and I can know the culture of Japan again and it is a very good experience It is. When I was in Japan I did not think much, but I came to study abroad in Korea and I was able to notice a good place in Japan. I have three months remaining, so I'd like to be able to make foreign friends and talk a lot in Korean in the meantime. I would like to fill a good experience for the remaining 3 months.

Results of study abroad, future goals

For half a year I studied abroad in Korea and learned not only linguistic aspects but also many things. I interacted with foreign students from various countries, I made many friends, taught each other's culture, talked about Japanese culture and experienced a lot of things I could not experience when I was in Japan. There was a class of cultural experiences, I ate traditional foods, I went to Chimachogori. I went to the museum even outside class to learn Korean history, and learned not only about linguistics but also about Korea itself. When I first arrived in Korea, I could not do Korean at all and I was afraid to shop, but I could learn Korean intensively for a half year in Korea and do shopping without inconvenience. Starting from the level one level below my level of grammar at first it was not very good at speaking, but at school there is only Korean language to talk with foreign students in other countries and studying Korean in Japan in a situation where you have no choice but to speak I think that progress was earlier than doing. In the winter semester I felt that there was a worthwhile study in the class for the first place and I worked hard for half a year. I would like to make use of what I learned in Korea and Korean skills in the future in the future.