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Living and Learning Abroad: Student Experiences (Part I)

One of the most exciting and interesting opportunities for Hiroshima Jogakuin University students is to study abroad. Studying abroad allows students to not only improve their English but as we will see, experience many things and meet many people. In this article, the first of a two-part series, we hear from two of our students who have recently returned from the United States.


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Among many friendly classmates at the University of Tennessee at Martin

I studied at the University of Tennessee Martin (UTM). Since this university is not very large, most classes are conducted in small groups. As a result of that, I am close to my teachers and my classmates, so I think it is an environment where we can easily ask questions and exchange ideas. In addition, UTM has Japanese classes and a Japanese club, so you can engage with students who are interested in Japan. As a teaching assistant, I was involved in the running of classes, and for the first time, I was able to think about Japanese and Japanese culture from an outside perspective. In addition, there are sports events that anyone can participate in every season, and you can engage with other students in your favorite sports (I participated in volleyball.) There are many other events, so I think you can get to know local students and culture in a way that is suited to you! (Y.Y.)


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College Football Games are a BIG deal in the United States, thousands of people attend!

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With other international students from throughout Asia, Europe, and South America

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Teambuilding and experiencing mother nature in the 'Great American Outdoors'

I studied at the University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM). The university has a variety of faculties, so you can take classes in the fields that interest you. I made decisions based on my being interested in agriculture and animal welfare. Not only lectures by the professors but also lively discussions among the students allowed me to engage with a variety of ways of thinking in addition to specialized content and expert knowledge. Many classes are small which gives the professors the time to help each student learn.

The International Affairs Division of UTM fully supports the lives of international students. They also actively provide opportunities for international students to interact with people both on campus and in the community. Thanks to the warm support of UTM, I had many wonderful, professionally delivered learning and cultural exchanges. (S.S.)


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"I will always remember the beautiful sunsets on campus." (S.S.)

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The blooming cherry blossoms remind me of home, but also of the close relationship between our universities!

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A mural from a visit to a Human Rights Centre

Are you considering applying for the GSE or English Language and Culture courses at HJU? If so, then maybe you are also thinking about the opportunities for studying abroad, too. If you haven't already, visit our website and stay tuned for the next installment of reports from our returnee students.



Living and Learning Abroad: Student Experiences (Part II)

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