What made you decide to study in Kyoto?
Like many other classmates, I have been familiar with Japanese anime since I was a child, read a lot ofmanga, and then became interested in Japanese culture. While I was studying with the aim of studyingabroad in Japan, I thought that Kyoto, a former capital of Japan, would be a good place to go. Also, myteacher at my Japanese language school in Indonesia played a decisive role. He recommended to meKyoshin Language Academy, where the principal speaks Indonesian. So that gave me more peace ofmind about going.
How is your student life in Kyoto?
At first, I had difficulty taking trains and buses, since Kyoto is an urban city with so many services.Sometimes I tried to do something by learning from watching other people, but made mistakes. In suchcases, I eventually went to ask the station staff and the staff kindly told me what to do. However, thefamous tourist spots, temples and shrines such as Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine,the Arashiyama area, and Kifune-jinja Shrine are all beautiful and impressive. I have also become fond ofJapanese food. My favorite is karaage [Japanese-style fried chicken]. At school, on the other hand, I havegained deeper knowledge through my classes, where I have learned about Japanese culture and socialissues and have had discussions with my classmates.
What is your future goal?
am interested in IT and am now studying a little by myself. After graduating, I would like to go to acollege in an IT-related field in Japan, and acquire cutting-edge knowledge and technology. In the future,my dream is to join a Japanese IT company to develop software. In order to fulfill my dream, I would liketo keep improving my Japanese and IT abilities.
Tell me something you have got from your time in Kyoto?
It has snowed a lot in Kyoto this winter, and I was impressed because I have never seen snow in myhome country. It was fun to have a snowball fight and make a snowman.