Voice From the Student
EXCHANGE STUDENT from University of Florida, U.S.A.
EXPANDING MY WORLDVIEW
I’m truly happy to say that studying abroad at Aoyama Gakuin University was the best decision I’ve made in my life so far, and I have made the most incredible memories all thanks to that decision. I’ve never felt more welcomed. The AGU staff and students are very kind, and are always ready to help at a moment’s notice. After arriving in Japan and meeting so many kind students, I was surprised at the enthusiasm that students in Japan felt for learning about my own culture. This, in turn, made me happy and enthusiastic as well, because not only did I want to Japanese teach students about my culture, but I also became enthusiastic to learn about cultures dierent from my own. I came to understand how important it is to have a wide perspective of the world’s dierent cultures, because it isnecessary for us to come to understand one another as world citizens in order for us to be able to live in harmony. I’ve made lifetime friends at Aoyama Gakuin, and I honestly believe I’ve become a better version of myself due to all of my wonderful experiences abroad.