留学体験記 – Joel Nilsson Delborg(ヨエル ニルソン デルボリ)さん

交換留学プログラム(Student Exchange Program)

●Why did you want to study abroad in Japan? / なぜ日本に留学しようと思ったのですか。
Because I am interested in Japan and Japanese culture. I am also studying Japanese language and linguistics, so I figured that the best way to improve would be to learn and speak the language in its natural environment.

●Why did you choose Tokushima University for your studying abroad? / 徳島大学を選んだ理由は何ですか。
My university (Lund University) had an exchange agreement with Tokushima University. I did not know much about Tokushima at the time, but it seemed like a nice place with good university.

●What subject have you been studying in your home university? / 自国では何を勉強していましたか。
Japanese language / 日本語です。

●How did you prepare for studying abroad in Japan? / 日本留学に向けてどのような準備をしましたか。
I didn’t really do any specific preparations, although I read about Tokushima and the university on the university’s webpage and contact my senior to ask for advice and such.

●How was your experience in Tokushima? For example, was there anything that surprised you? / 徳島に来てどうでしたか。例えば、驚いたことはありますか。
My experience in Tokushima was fantastic all year round. As for things that surprised me, the Awa Odori and Machi Asobi festivals turned the otherwise quiet town into a lively metropolis. I loved both sides of Tokushima and I’m happy I got to experience them during my time there.

●Have you used the Culture Lounge while you are in Tokushima University? What are your impressions of the Culture Lounge? / 徳島大学ではカルチャー・ラウンジは利用しましたか。また、利用してどうでしたか。
I used the Culture Lounge a lot and I often stayed there between classes or after school. I loved it there. It’s a great way to meet new friends, teachers or just relax for a while. Everyone there was nice and the facilities were top notch.

●How was your experience of taking courses in Tokushima University? / 徳島大学での勉強(受講)はどうでしたか。
I enjoyed the courses. The teachers were all really great and the subjects were interesting.

●Are there any big differences with student life in Tokushima and the country where your university is? / 学生生活について、日本と自国とでは大きな違いがありますか。
Studies work somewhat differently in that most students usually choose programs rather than individual classes to study. On one hand it’s more focused, but on the other it’s also less free. Extracurricular activities such as circles don’t really exist in the same way either. Such things are left to the individual. When coming to Japan, I decided to enjoy these differences to the fullest extent.

●What did you get an impact out of the most in your life of Japan or Tokushima? / 日本(徳島)での生活で一番印象深いものは何ですか。
What impact me the most was how nice everyone was. Teachers, school staff, students and everyone living in Tokushima were all really great people and it made the whole experience even better.

●What is your goal in the future? / 将来の目標は何ですか。
I would like o return to Japan after graduating in Sweden. Hopefully I’ll be able to either study or find employment there. If possible, I would like to be a translator.

●Could you leave advice to students who want to study abroad in the future? / 留学を考えている学生に向けてアドバイスをお願いします。
First of all, do it! You won’t regret it. Also don’t be afraid to take on new challenges and try out things you haven’t.
第一に「Do it!」。きっと後悔はしません。そして初めての事に対して恐れずチャレンジしてください。