Gap Year Program
Hi everyone.My name is Nakae Murakam, the first year student who major comminication.I joined the program called gapyear program and traveling by myself to research about the social health care services for elder people in europe.
Three reasons made me to decide to join this program.First, I wanted to improve my English.I have been to 10 countries so far,and I am planning to go to 4 more countries.Out of 10, 9 countries were non-english speaking countries.I take surveys to local people for the research. Because of this, it was really hard to do research in those countries. I remember somebody was saying "If you have difficulties to communicate with people because of language,you can use the body language so they will understand what you are trying to say." Since I came to europe, I have met many people including travelers,workers and local people.Actually It was really hard to communicate with them if we dont have common language .However in the hostel,almost people can speak English well.When we are talking in English,I'm disappointed with my English,but I always try to communicate with them,because In Japan we don't have those opportunities to talk with foreigners and it noticed me to study English hard.Second,I wanted to tell what I'm thinking.I couldn't tell other people what I was thinking.When I came Europe before,I couldn't say clearly 'Yes or No'.I always said'Maybe or Depend on you.'However everyone always says'Yes or No' in Europe.I always try to say 'Yes or No' and What I'm thinking.This is very important to communicate with people,I think.Third,I wanted to think about my future.I didn't know what I want to be in the future and what should I do when I go back to Japan.I haven't found my dream yet.However I thought that I wanted to study English more and I tried to study other languages.I have spent already 1 month.I had lots of good experiences through This program.I want you who want to join this program next year to have good experiences in Europe like me.I will make you to say'You have changed!!!!!!'I will always try to do my best:)
I want to say Thank you so much for you who support me in this program-My lovely family,Mr.Kurimoto,Mr.Takagi,Ms,Sano My friends and so on.
Thank you for reading.