• Study Abroad
  • Shanghai International Studies University
  • What was your most memorable/impressive experience?
    The fact that Shanghai is such an international city. I was impressed by the development of the coastal areas, the Oriental Pearl Tower, and other buildings that keep the history of the semi colonial policy. I re-realized that Shanghai is the first and largest entrance to overseas.
  • What skill did you gain the most (academically or socially?
    First of all, I developed my Chinese language skills. When I arrived, I found it really difficult because I could not keep up with the speed of talking. However, after I stayed for more than half a year, my ears got used to listening to Chinese and I became capable of talking with confidence.
    Another thing is that studying abroad broadened my horizons considerably. Before studying abroad, I was interested in overseas culture and way of thinking, and I often participated in international exchange events in Japan. During my study period in Shanghai, I had opportunities not only to learn more about the Chinese culture but also to learn about the way of thinking of friends from various countries. This is because we all were living and studying at the same place.
  • What was the biggest hardship you faced?
    The most difficult time was when I spoke with foreign students who lacked vocabulary skills. In my class, there were students from all over the world to learn Chinese, and we all had different cultures and ideas. I realized that it is very important to tell my ideas to my friends and at the same time to understand their point of views. This was a challenge that helped me develop my visions to understand others with different backgrounds and values.