文部科学省 大学の世界展開力強化事業 ~海外との戦略的高等教育連携支援~

Re-Inventing Japan Project –Support for Strategic Higher Education Cooperation with Overseas–

Student Voices

Chulalongkorn University (CU)


2014年秋学期留学 (Fall 2014)

外国語学部英語学科 (Faculty of Foreign Studies)

中川 咲季さん Saki Nakagawa


It being my first trip abroad, studying in South-East Asia was a valuable experience for me. I received abundant support from the university staff and many other people, which allowed me to concentrate on my studies and life in Thailand. Studying along with local Thai students and international students from many other countries was a stimulating experience and helped me improve my English skills. It was interesting to find out about the various differences in lifestyle and culture. I also studied Thai language hard, because I wanted to become closer with my local Thai friends. I became more confident about myself as I gained the ability to communicate with various people. Surely, it is a big challenge to live on your own and try other things for the first time in life, but it leads to building self-confidence. With all that said, I’m glad I chose Thailand, despite it is not a common destination for studying abroad. People in Thailand tend to like Japan and they ask a lot of questions about Japan. Through such conversations, I realized that there are many things I don’t know about my own country and more questions emerged about various cultures of the world, especially about that of Thailand. So I came back with a lot of questions that I want to dig into in my future studies. You can experience international exchange here at home in Japan, but it’s totally different from placing yourself in a situation where you have to make a move by yourself, like speak to people and take actions. This recognition was strengthened all the more by actually experiencing studying abroad myself. If you are thinking about studying in Thailand, but cannot make up your mind, I recommend you give it a try!


Reading Fundamental
Spanish Conversation 1
Thai History
Contemporary Asian Cultures