• Study Abroad
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • What was the biggest hardship you faced?
    When I arrived in the US, I was literally alone. I felt hard because I didn't know anything, such as where class rooms and my dorm were. So I tried to ask anyone who passed by. Also, it was so hard for me sometimes when my friends couldn't understand what I said because my pronunciation was unclear, and asked me about it again and again.
  • What was your most impressive experience?
    My most impressive experience is when I went to Yosemite national park with ten of my friends who are Germans, Indians and Americans. Yosemite park is the most famous and popular sightseeing place in America. It took over 8 hours by car. We saw some falls and valleys. They were magnificent and great views. On the way to our hotel, our car slipped and span three times because of snow!! However, we could be alive and got strong relationship through three days together. I thought my speaking skill has improved. That was so precious time for me.
  • What was the most crucial thing in preparation before leaving Japan?
    I think the best thing to do before studying abroad is to improve your speaking and listening skills so that you can communicate with foreigners. Native English was so fast, unclear and different from the ones I heard in movies. And you should increase the number of vocabulary. It will help you when you talk and come up with ideas. You are going to use various vocabularies. Also, you should consider your goal and what you want to do while you study abroad.