Student Message

School of International Studies        April 28, 2016

Anjan BASKOTA

2nd-year student in the School of International Studies,
from Ambition Academy, Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

Anjan BASKOTA

Studying in Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) has made me more enthusiastic about my studies. I feel wonderful and honoured at the same time as getting a chance to be indulged in a multicultural International environment where I found myself exploring and propelling forward towards my goals. The university, with the perfect location near the biggest city: Osaka, not only has a sound educational environment but also there are large selections of studies, good lectures, an excellent social life and luxurious facilities.

I am enjoying my life at KGU. We have variety of interesting subjects, teachers are good and helpful, students from different nations having fun together, different events, cross cultural programs and so on. As I am interested in Asian economics and studies, I would like to learn more about International relations. In the future I would like to work and live in Japan where I can use my skills and experiences that I learn from KGU.

I would not have received such an opportunity if I were in Nepal. I am honoured to have a chance to be a potential representative of my country. I am looking forward to enjoy my studies at KGU in the future. If you are planning for studying abroad and living in different culture, then your search is over. There is no doubt that KGU will be your best option.

Lang Huai KIM

3rd-year student in the School of International Studies,
From Practicing School Yangon Institute of Education (TTC),
the Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Lang Huai KIM

My interest is to address and work for solutions to problems facing around the world, such as economic, politic, human rights situations and environmental hazard. In order to pursue my interest into a future career, I want to gain more understanding in world politics, foreign affairs, and international security. Under the School of International Studies (SIS) of KGU, I have an opportunity to demonstrate my curiosity about global affairs starting from a country to the international organizations. It is always the right decision to belong to KGU in achieving ability and skills day by days.

“Growing is blessing and happiness” since I am in the process of growing, there is no doubt about the happiness I have right now in my campus life. Not only the courses I am taking in SIS supports my interest, but also from the instructors, friends from all over the world, and people from KGU, I learn a lot of things that I will cherish for the rest of my life. KGU is putting a lot of efforts in encouraging students to become a “Global Citizen”. Under SIS, I see myself becoming one by understanding peace and war, causes and solutions, history, languages, cultures, and different values and dignity that people have in their life. By connecting, interacting, and building a strong relationship (with mutual respect and understanding) with leaders and innovators of the future history from different parts of the world, I believe I am fulfilling KGU’s hope of seeing me as a global citizen.

“How do you see yourself in the future?” Although I do not have the exact answer of what, who and where I am going to be in my future, one thing I am sure is I will keep growing the KGU’s spirit of “Mastery for Service” inside me. I am seeing myself, using all of the skills and ability I gain from SIS, KGU in serving the best for people, peace for the world, and glory of Almighty God.

Pius SENOGA

3rd-year student in the School of International Studies,
From St.Augustine's College Wakiso, Republic of Uganda

Pius SENOGA

I chose Kwansei Gakuin because it was one of the few universities in Japan with a new department of international studies(SIS) that had English courses in line with my field of interest, from which I had hoped to utilise all the hidden opportunities in me and also study the diversified environment, to become a global citizen. The fact that I had some Ugandan seniors already at this department whose stay at the university had greatly changed them into strong, admirable world leaders. I always felt so proud of what kind of people they had become after joining K G U, therefore joining this school was a dream come true.

Since I joined KGU, I have had an amazing experience. I have been impressed with how students learn from the caring professors who give opportunity to every student at anytime in such a beautiful natural environment. I am now enrolled in two multicultural clubs from which I am able to improve my Japanese Language through talking to Japanese friends, and also deepen my knowledge about the world. I have been inspired by the community at this school which is always eager to learn from my culture. This makes me happy because I also get to learn from them. More to that, there has been an open opportunity for me to challenge new things in my life which I am so happy about.

From the education I attain at Kwansei Gakuin university, I have come to appreciate many cultures, most especially the Japanese culture, through the language and art. I therefore would like to use this experience to make a big difference to my country as I work with cultural developmental projects with the connections I have got while at KGU.

Bernadette LOW

Graduate of the School of International Studies,
From Victoria Junior College, Republic of Singapore

Bernadette LOW

I wanted to study overseas in Japan because of my interest in Japanese culture, and because of Japan’s importance and standing globally. I felt that learning in another country would also challenge myself and I could learn more than if I stayed in Singapore. KGU’s ideals of working toward being a global citizen fit the objectives I wanted, and when the opportunity presented itself, I decided to go for it and enter KGU.

Campus life in KGU has been nothing but enriching. The Campus itself is beautiful and many a day has been spent enjoying nature in the peaceful greenery. I’ve also been able to meet wonderful people from all over the world and had some great experiences that were both fun beyond imagining but also educating. Thanks to the variety of people in classes, and professors with diverse educational backgrounds I’ve grown to have a more global perspective on issues and expanded knowledge.

In future, I definitely want to put all that I’ve learnt to good use, and create a stronger link between my country, Singapore, and Japan, the country in which I’ve made for myself a second home. I believe that as technological advances continue to bring countries closer and more interconnected, there will be an increased need to foster stronger culturalties as the influence of soft power grows. I hope to be involved in a field where I work towards building or strengthening the bridge between Japan, Singapore and the region, and contribute globally to the best of my ability.

Puja KHAREL

Graduate of the School of International Studies,
From Prerana Higher Secondary English Boarding School,
Republic of Nepal

Puja KHAREL

I chose KGU because of its new and unique faculty, the School of International studies which includes different majors and at the same time you can graduate in English. Getting into this faculty, I feel special as I get to experience various things. I am able to make friends from different national backgrounds, not only from Asia but also from Africa, America and Europe and this is amazing thing for my friends studying in my home country who are lacking this opportunity. I am exposed to different ideas and diversified opinions which work as a bridge for me to understand various situations from different perspectives.

I am extremely enjoying my campus life. This campus provides so called Unity in diversity environment including helpful professors and good studying facilities. Because of all these, I love being a part of it. I really feel positive changes in myself and I can proudly say that this is because of the motivating environment at KGU.

In my future, I am planning to work for the company that respects diversity and connects me with my home country and Japan. I want to use my skills that I learned at KGU and become a practical global citizen respecting other cultures. I am glad that I chose International Studies Faculty at KGU.

Nannozi FLORENCE

4th-year student in the School of International Studies,
From Victoria High School-Kampala(Nansana), Republic of Uganda



Josiah TRIM

Graduate of the School of International Studies,
From University of Missouri Center for Distance and Independent Learning, USA