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Study Abroad



Name: Risa

Age: 15

Study Abroad Program

Length of trip:  10 days in London, UK

What was your favorite food? 

I like tea and cupcakes. I have never eaten cupcakes. My host mother made it for me. She made a tea every morning and evening. Both tea and cupcakes are delicious. 

What did you enjoy the most? 

I enjoyed school life the most. My classmates were very kind. I was happy to talk about Japan and London with them. I could also play basketball with them!

I do not know difficult English so I used easy English. 

I tried to not be shy. To make friends, I talked to many people. I talked using gestures and drawings. 

I did my best so my friends could understand.


The HJSF asked the scholarship winners a few questions after they returned from their study abroad trip.

Below are the photos and responses from their experience.

Student's Study Abroad Experience

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What did you learn?

I learned the world is big! I learned many differences between London and Japan. I learned about new customs, food, and school life. 

I was able to know new things I would not know unless I left Japan

How did you feel talking in English?

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Would you recommend studying abroad to other students?


Yes, of course!! 


I had many experiences thanks to studying abroad. After studying abroad, I thought English is very important. If I can speak English, I can have a fun life.

I want other students to study abroad. 

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What advice would you give other students that want to study abroad? 

First, always smile. Because it is easy to make friends in a friendly atmosphere. Second, be positive. 


Because if you try hard you and other people will feel happy.

After doing this I could enjoy myself. 

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