Home Institution: Keio University, Japan

Major: English

What has your overall experience at Bryn Mawr been like?

It has been wonderful. Living away from my family in a really different country made me realize many new things that I hadn’t thought of before. It would be a lie if I said that everything is just fun, since I’m in an unfamiliar culture. However, everyone such as my friends and professors tried to help me out and supported me very well.  

What are some of the courses you've taken and activities you've pursued at Bryn Mawr? 
This semester, I’ve taken elementary French,” “Society, Culture and Individual,” a workshop for multilingual writers,” and an Emily Balch Seminar about family secrets. Sometimes I regret taking four classes but basically I enjoy all of my classes. For extracurricular activities, I’m in a dance team at Haverford and having a good experience. 

What new academic or career interests have you discovered while at Bryn Mawr?

I never thought that I would take French during my study abroad, but this could be one of my academic interests for now. I’ve been at Bryn Mawr for only two months now so I’m not sure yet, but I hope I will discover other interests through the rest of my days here.

What do you think you will you miss most about Bryn Mawr?
I will probably miss this beautiful campus and my lovely friends at Bryn Mawr.