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UTokyo/ANU Exchange

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Student Reports

Throughout the course, I enjoyed a lot, felt a lot, and learned a lot. I not only gained knowledge of Australia, but also gained new perspectives on the Australian way of life. Of course after listening to many lectures on Australia with the program I was able to understand better about Australian nature and culture, however, it was even more meaningful for me to learn about different ways of thinking by passing time with ANU students. (Science II, 2nd year)
 

During the session in Japan, we learned about Japanese culture, especially in regards to Mt. Fuji. I realized that I didn’t know much about Japan. […] I felt embarrassed. I realized that as a Japanese person, I need to learn more about Japan. […] In Australia, we learned about the changing environmental situation from many perspectives, such as the arts, nature and culture. The most interesting topic for me was biodiversity. I knew that people had a responsibility to maintain biodiversity, but I didn’t know why. The lecture made me rethink nature, and presented me with new questions which had never occurred to me. (Science I, 1st year)
 
 
In order to build an internationally successful career, I have to master English. I have to expand my vocabulary, be able to understand what native speakers say and clearly express my own thoughts. At the same time, I don't think I have to worry too much because I realized on this trip that native speakers of English don't care about a non-native's speaker’s fluency. They are just interested in what he or she has to say. This is the type of thing that I learned through this course, and that I don’t think I would have learned if I had stayed in Japan. (Science I, 1st year)

 
I admire the attitude of ANU students toward lectures. They are highly motivated to acquire new knowledge. They ask many questions during lectures. They are so serious when they prepare for presentations that they keep discussing in their futons at night. […] Japanese students tend to think that professors give lectures and that students are like customers, just listening to whatever is being said. During this program I learned that students go to university to learn. I want to incorporate this positive learning style into my studies next semester. I hope the motivation that I gained through this program will last forever, or at least until the end of next semester.  (Science I, 1st year)