国際学部所属 ［留学期間：2018年10月 ～2019年9月］
Hiroshima is a beautiful city with a rich nature and a lot of scenic spots. I took the time to visit many different places in and around the city with my friends. I came to love many of the spots like the Shukkeien Garden and many places at the seaside.
I studied Product Design at the Art Department and enjoyed it. The language barrier was a bigger problem than expected. No one at my course could speak English with me, so I can’t recommend the course for someone who can’t speak Japanese at all. I almost didn’t have any lectures but could work freely on my projects. I designed and build a lamp and a chair. You have to buy the material with your own money so expect something from 70 to 150 dollars per semester depending on what you build.
Be careful not to spend too much in the convenient stores, it’s better to prepare some rice at home. Try to go to many events and find a good friend or partner to speak Japanese with. Join the tutoring program at the language center, it is a great way to help students and get some money. There are many places to reach around Hiroshima as a day trip: Okunoshima, Kure (Ondonoseto Koen), Onomichi, Shobara and Miyoshi are my recommendations. Try at least one of the clubs: Tea Ceremony, Wandervogel, Tennis or Volleyball or maybe Acapella. Remember you can use the gym for free! Find someone to go with you and make a weekly gym routine, I finally managed to get fit in hiroshima. If you like Sushi, take the Astram Line to Chourakuji Eki and go to スシロー for cheap sushi. If you stay for a year change your google app store country to Japanese so you can use Japanese apps AS SOON AS YOU COME HERE. Lastly, I can not recommend the dormitory rental sheets. It is better to bring some from home. Have fun and make the most of your time!