Voices of International Students



College of Comparative culture, School of Humanities and Culture

From Korea

What do you enjoy about Tsukuba (University of Tsukuba and Tsukuba City)?

First, I enjoy interacting with various people while attending the University of Tsukuba. At the University of Tsukuba, students active in various fields, not only nationality and gender, are gathered, so I enjoy interacting with them and expanding my thoughts. Until now, I had recognized the world with a little narrow perspective in my native Korea. However, I could experience a new world directly and indirectly, including various purposes, directions, and ideas, by interacting with people who grew up in a completely different environment! This not only enriches my life itself but also enables deeper understanding of each other through mutual communication, making my Tsukuba life enjoyable.

Second, I enjoyed the natural environment of Tsukuba! I'm from Seoul, Korea, and I've only lived in the city, so I've rarely experienced a place rich in nature like Tsukuba City. However, through visiting University of Tsukuba, I realized the joy of enjoying the natural environment. I enjoy the importance of nature through various activities, such as going on a picnic with my friends in spring or fall, enjoying various sports in summer and winter, and taking a walk while feeling nature.

What do you want to accomplish as a student of the University of Tsukuba during your study period?

What I want to accomplish as a student of the University of Tsukuba is to have as many social experiences as possible. As written above, I want to expand my knowledge and think flexibly by interacting with people with various thoughts-with the status of an international student and the current environment where it is easy to meet various types of people- I want to experience lots of people by participating in extracurricular activities such as part-time jobs, club activities, and cultural exchange programs etc. In addition, I want to grow through these various social experiences, have a better relationship with an unspecified number of people who will enter society and meet in the future, and establish myself on how to live.

I think it will be given a variety of opportunities in various ways in the future, I think we shouldn’t forget to challenge the new environment without being afraid. Also, I think that the premise of all these social activities is to study, which is the student's duty, and I think it is important not to neglect classes, graduation papers, and studies in academic terms. In other words, I hope that I will be able to acquire a lot of knowledge in the world as an academic aspect such as books and papers, and to develop further in the future by expanding my insights through various social experiences.


Celebrating the 151st 50th Anniversary of the University of Tsukuba
Celebrating the 151st 50th Anniversary of the University of Tsukuba