Academic Writing – Final Report
The Experience of Studying Aboard
Title: My love, my dream, Kyoto
In 1492, historically famous Italian explorer Christopher Columbus finally
discovered America. At that time, people who were with Columbus even did not
know about the geographical locations of not only America but also around the
world. On the book “Book of Privileges” written by Christopher Columbus on
1502, it said that on the boat of voyage, there was only 3 things; Eagerness to
find the new world, crews, and me (Christopher Columbus). The reason they could
find the new continent was just the one. They had definite purpose on their own
mind. They already ...view middle of the document...
grandparents were spent their early days in Kyoto, because my grandmother was
married to Japanese labor. Since I was young, every day I heard stories about
Japanese culture and technically advancement when I am going to bed. From that
time I had lots of curiosity on Japan. The curiosity finally leads me to have
dreams for studying at Japanese University.
To accomplish my dream, I did my best on my high school life. Finally I could accept to Doshisha University. That was not my end of dream. After I get in
to the University, I could have more dreams: to be an internationalized person. I
think by spending my university life by myself on abroad, I have grown up
physically, mentally, and emotionally. Until, high school days, school provided me
a meals and school bus, and parents provide me a house to live in. I do not really
need to do a part time job, so all I need to do was just concentrate on studies.
Starting to study on abroad, in Kyoto, all the circumstances changed. I have to do
all the things by myself.
First, I could grow strong in health than when I was in my homeland, Korea.
When I decided to go to Japan, my parents were worried about my health
problems. They thought that if I live alone, I would not have meals regularly and
also due to lack of exercise, I might be sick. By living alone, I recognized that I
am the only one who has to take care of it. If I am sick, there is no one, who
could bring me to the hospital. I had to take all responsibilities of myself. From
that time, I decided to have meals and to go fitness center regularly. Due to
regular life and customs, my physical capacity has extended.
Second, there are many benefits for learning 2nd language. As I mentioned,
before in March, I even did not know hiragana and katakana. I was afraid to talk
with native Japanese, because I cannot speak Japanese well. This kind of fear
leads me to have amotivational syndrome on learning Japanese. On the book,
“How to learn 2nd language”, there is saying that amotivational syndrome is
psychological condition associated with diminished inspiration to participate in
social situations and activities. The book regulated this syndrome kind of mental
disease. At first, I just thought that it was certain phenomena that lots of
international students confront with when they learn second language. As time
goes by, I could notice the seriousness about this situation, so I used school
consultant. The consultant said that, the strange and new environment gave lots
of stress to me, so that might lead me to have amotivational syndrome. At first
they recommend me to have medicine or...