Three students of University of Aizu (UoA) had three-weeks short-term Oversea Programs in Dalian, China with UoA's short-term Overseas Study Programs [Dalian・Fukushima University-Business Collaboration IT Human Research Project] in AY 2015.
Here are their reports of their research and daily life in China.
A detailed information for the program:
- Mr. Yusuke Horikoshi (a second-year student)
- Mr. Kai Shimoyama (a third-year student)
- Mr. N. A. (a fourth-year student)
Grade during the program
N. A. (a fourth-year student)
I decided to participate in the DNA program in order to know China's learning environment, because international students who are coming from China to the University of Aizu are all excellent. In addition, they can speak English and Japanese.
I was surprised as a learning environment is that most of the Chinese universities are boarding. One room of dormitory is for three or four students, they seem to study and take meals together. There is a dormitory on the site in or around the university. Therefore, study time is easy to take, because the commute time is reduced. In a learning environment, I was surprised that they have a self-study time in the morning and evening. This is a self-study time to take attendance. In addition a credit will be given. I visited a library in holiday. However, many people have a self-study. I thought that their motivation is very high. Student motivation is high, moreover because of a mechanism to ensure the study time, I felt that there are many excellent people. Thanks to join DNA program, my motivation for learning and research increased than ever before.
Chinese students have high motivation for study. In addition, they are active in hobbies such as comics and sports. We played the sports and video game together in holiday. Sightseeing in Dalian with friends of the Chinese and a tea experience are now good memories.
Mr. Kai Shimoyama (a third-year student)
I went to China with 2 goals upon the participation to this DNA program. One is to see with my eyes and understand about difference of cultures between Japan and China, that is foreign country. Two is to get technical or practical skills that can't learn in daily course by internship in Alpine. From a conclusion, I achieved both goals, and felt this program so valuable. Excepting first goals, I thought Chinese students were more positive than Japanese ones, we are lacking in willingness to learn something, through classes and exchange meeting in Dalian Neusoft University of Information. And in Dalian, I had an impression that Chinese language is most used, Japanese or English is less than it.
But there are many students who study Japanese in this university, so I was glad to see as a member of Japanese. Although I felt 2 weeks very short, it was the best experience in my university life for me to go abroad by generous support between universities. In the future, I'll make use of this experience to my research and social activities.