- TWCU Summer Programs
- United Nations
- What skill did you gain the most (academically or socially)?
- I think that I could learn world issues such as PKO, human rights, SDGs and the relationships between Japan and foreign countries in lectures. In addition to these
academic things, I think what I gained the most from this experience is competence to
think and have own opinions. Besides, through the lectures and meetings with staff
members working at the United Nation, I felt that we should diversify our viewpoints.
- What was the biggest hardship you faced?
- The biggest hardship for me was to understand technical contents of international relations in English and to ask questions. At the UN, half of the lectures were in English,
so I worried about whether I could comprehend them. Actually, they were not easy for
me, but the escorting teacher corrected our English questions before leaving Japan.
Moreover, I thought that it was very important to participate aggressively without fear
through this experience.
- What is the most crucial thing in preparation before learning Japan?
- It is important to study background information before leaving Japan. We had
advance lectures about the UN and some important world issues for three days before
leaving. It really helped me to understand at the UN. Moreover, we discussed some
contents with my friends in those lectures, so we could improve our knowledge and
opinions beforehand. My major in TWCU is not international relations, so the advance
lectures were very important for me.