南山大学

 

Student Voice

ANDRYS Anna Katarzyna (Poland)

Faculty of Foreign Studies Department of British and American Studies

1.Why did I choose Nanzan University

When I graduated from Japanese language school in Nagoya, I decided to continue my education in Japan. I was looking for a university where I could study Japanese and other foreign languages which I have been always interested in. I also wanted to learn more about Japanese and Asian culture, make some Japanese friends and understand the mentality of Japanese people better. My good friend and also the student at Nanzan University told me about Nanzan and encouraged me to apply for admission. It seemed to be exactly the place I was looking for – distinguished private university with the program for international students, which not only offers an excellent education in both English and Japanese but also gives students the opportunity to participate in various international exchange programs with many prestigious universities around the world.

I applied to Nanzan University with a very little hope of being accepted but surprisingly I got accepted! And now, after over 3 years in Nanzan University I can say that it was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life.

2.My life at Nanzan

Currently I am a 4th year student in the Department of British and American Studies. My major is linguistics but I am also extremely interested in animals’ language. I have been studying English, Japanese, Spanish and German so far. Study at Nanzan, especially in the Department of British and American Studies, is not easy, we are given a lot of homework and expected to study hard. However life in Nanzan is not only about studying. Students can enjoy various extracurricular activities such as tennis, swimming, kendo or even gliding! Each year we hold a Nanzan Festival.

However, what I like the most in Nanzan University is people – wonderful staff at the Center for International Education and other offices, supportive and competent teachers and amazing, friendly students. They create a unique atmosphere of Nanzan University and make this school special.