• Study Abroad
  • University of Washington
  • What was your proudest accomplishment during your stay?
    I received great grades in one of the most prestigious universities in the world because I applied myself to the fullest in each class and worked hard. In addition, I was engaged in various parts of the community through my participation in activities such as volunteering and tutoring outside of my classes.
  • What skill did you gain the most (academically or socially)?
    My English ability has made improvements and I have also enhanced my social and communication skills as well. Due to the high level of diversity in Washington state, I can respect various types of people from all over the world without feeling bias or discrimination toward their nationality, race, religion, and background.
  • What was the biggest hardship you faced?
    The most difficult thing that I had faced during my study abroad period was a lack of sleep because of the preparation and review of class materials I needed for each session. I struggled a lot with our English readings, which could be more than 300 pages per week. However, I also wanted to foster a close/ intimate relationship with my host family and friends at the same time, so it was pretty hard for me to maintain a balance between my studies and my life outside of classwork. I appreciate that I could get used to life in the University of Washington because of the special English education given in Tokyo Woman's Christian University.