留学生インタビュー

Why did you decide to come to Japan to study?

Since my childhood days, I had always been interested in assembling plastic models. My interest in this area later became a major influence in my decision to study mechanical systems. During my senior year in high school, choosing a university was a hard decision to make. However at that point of time, my sister, who was studying in a graduate school in Japan, told me about her interesting life in Japan and the mechanical and technological advancement in Japan. Those encouragement words from my sister then became the major driving force for my decision to study in Japan.

Reason for choosing current area of specialization

What kind of preparations did you make to study in Japan?

As I do not have any background in Japanese, I proceeded to study Japanese for a period of 6 months in Korea after graduation. During that time, I also attended Mathematics and Physics classes. I was also grateful to receive help from my sister in the search for a Japanese Language School in Japan.

Advice to foreign students coming to Japan to study

It is very important to have a specific aim before you come to Japan. For instance, some of my friends, who came to Japan without any purpose, after some time here, became bored and went back to their countries. If you have dreams or aims, you will have the strength to endure any difficulties here. It would be good to have a self-motivating personal declaration like "If I am to study in Japan, I must enter OOO University" or "I must learn more about OOO during my stay in Japan". This is important because if you are not able to enter a good university or a course of interest, you will regret and will not enjoy your stay in Japan.

Uploaded on 31st October 2002