• TWCU Summer Programs
  • Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • What was the most memorable/impressive experience?
    I was impressed that there were many different types of students in the program. Not just university students, I had classmates whose nationalities, ages and purposes of study were various; one student was going to get married in Germany; one student was hoping to get a job in Germany. It was inspiring to learn a language with people who were facing a new life in Germany. In the farewell party on the last day of the class, we played music and tried food which were from countries of our classmates. It was a great opportunity for me to experience other culture.
  • What was the biggest hardship you faced?
    I needed a little time to get used to local food. Water was the biggest challenge. Water in Japan is soft, but hard in Germany. I didn't realize it at first and drank a bottle of water I bought carelessly, then my stomach got upset. My body eventually got adjusted but I should have been more careful. The food was also a lot different from Japan. I was surprised when I was served a plateful of french-fries as a main dish for lunch. There were many chances to eat bread but most of them were much harder than bread in Japan. It may need some time to get used to, but once you become familiar with them, it also gives you a fun time to enjoy new food.
  • What are you putting your most effort into right now?
    I keep learning German besides my class in the university. My goal is to pass the test of "Diplom Deutsch in Japan". I am now doing job hunting and hoping to work internationally. To do so, I am also working on to strengthen my English.