What made you decide to study in Kyoto?
I wanted to get into the service industry because I like to communicate with others, and I discovered that the Japanese service industry is wonderful and highlyreputed in the world. I also loved Japanese dramas. So I thought I should go to Japan to learn first-class services. In particular, I wanted to study in Kyoto, whichhas a long history, and experience the deep charm of Japan.
How is your student life in Kyoto?
As the name “sightseeing city” implies, there are many wonderful tourist spots near where I live. I have been able to visit various places in private as well asenjoying studying. My program incorporates test preparation classes into the curriculum for passing exams for the necessary qualifications to work in the travelindustry. At first, I was worried because I still couldn’t understand Japanese well, but everyone around me such as my teachers and my friends encouraged meand taught me kindly. Thanks to them, I eventually passed the exam of the important national qualification, Domestic Travel Service Supervisor. This experienceis my lifelong treasure.
What is your future goal?
I have fulfilled my dream of “working in Japan” by getting a job at a hotel in Japan. I believe that I can fully utilize the know-how andthe spirit of customer service I have learned thus far, and fully utilize it when working at a hotel. There are various things that I stilldon’t know in the “new stage” of the hotel industry, but I would like to grow while learning step by step.
Tell me something you have got from your time in Kyoto?
I received a gift from a friend and got to know Japanese “handkerchief culture.” I love it because it’s cute and clean, and I havebeen using handkerchiefs since then.