東北大学

東北大学 経済学研究科・経済学部 国際交流支援室 Division of International Education and Exchange
Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University

本学へ留学を希望する方へ
Prospective International Student

留学生の体験談

経済学部

成 治国

成 治国〔韓国〕
ドキドキした合格発表、そして入学式から早くも2年が過ぎ大学生活の前半が終りました。一応留学生なのですが、学部には日本人の学生が圧倒的に多いので自然に日本に同化していく自分に気付くと笑えます。特に昨年は震災により困難な状況が多かったと思いますが、自分にとってはこれがまた日本人の友達との友情がさらに深まるきっかけになったのではないかと考えます。これからも東北大学の一人の学生として責任感を持ちながら充実した大学生活をおくりたいと思います。

大学院経済学研究科

王 慧子

王 慧子(おう けいこ)〔中国〕
仙台に来てから5年目に入りました。緑に囲まれた綺麗な仙台は、まるで第二の故郷のようです。ここで生活も勉強も大きな成長が出来ました。東北大学では、学生、特に留学生に全面的なサポートを提供していて、自分が外国人であることを忘れるぐらい、または外国人であるからこそ、楽しい生活ができます。私は学校のいろんなサポートと先生の支援に恵まれて、一歩一歩自分の夢に近づいています。仙台と東北大学を選んで、本当に良かったです。

IPEM

WANG XINLI

WANG XINLI〔China〕
When I was asked to write a message to future students, I was confused on which merit I should focus on. TU provides so much convenience to me, tutor system, Japanese special courses, research room, free laptop for research, lectures and seminars given in English, coffee hour where various languages courses are given, international exchange programs, volunteer programs, all kinds of parties and tours arranged by DIEE through the year and so on.

After considering these advantages, I recognize the most important gain in TU is friendship. I made friends with students from all around the world, U.S., Japan, China, EU, Thailand, Mexico, South America and Africa. We attended same lectures, and discussed on research issues. We also enjoyed parties, nomikai(drinking party) and karaoke, and traveled together. What is amazing is that friends from DIEE made a video and held a party for celebrating my marriage. On the other hand, it is also easy to make friends with professors here. My instructor professor Kanazaki is so affable and professional that I could consult with him whenever I have problem on academic research or in my life. At the same time, I got a lot of chance to communicate with other professors on economic issues I am interested in. At last, thanks my dear friends. I love u.

Svetoslav Georgiev

Svetoslav Georgiev〔Bulgaria〕
Living and studying in Japan is a truly rewarding experience that cannot be compared to my previous experiences abroad. As with every new beginning, my life in Japan was not that easy, but now, when I look back upon all difficulties and challenges that I had to face in the beginning, I can certainly say that there were a great number of fruitful and unforgettable experiences. Even the Great East Japan Earthquake that affected Sendai severely brought along with its devastating magnitude many positive opportunities such as ones for understanding the very core virtues of the Japanese culture - gratitude, benevolence, and above all, respect for all living and non-living things.

If you are one who is on the look for new and exciting moments that will dazzle your every sense, then you should certainly come to Japan, open your mind and soul, and let things happen around you.

Muhammad Rifq

Muhammad Rifq〔Indonesia〕
I came to Sendai on May 2011, and since the moment I came here, everyone in the Department of Economics has been very kind to help me with everything I need. The staffs are really nice, the lecturers are top class, and the colleagues are great. The international exchange staffs have been working tirelessly to make sure that us international students always feel comfortable. They arrange various interesting events, ranging from sports, cuisine, language, and cultural-related ones. I have never felt so bored since I stepped in this Department. The environment in Sendai itself is legendary. I can say that Sendai has the perfect atmosphere to study, since it is a not-so-crowded city and possess beautiful scenery so I can enjoy myself and enjoy studying at the same time. To sum up, I am proud to be an International student in this Department, and I can proudly say that Sendai is my second hometown.

Kevalin Puangyoykeaw

Kevalin Puangyoykeaw〔Thailand〕
I think that Sendai is an ideal place for international students. Living costs, especially rent prices, are much lower compared to other cities. Also, you can find everything that a metropolitan city can offer. I feel very much at home here.
I think that the IPEM students enjoy a very special status. Since we are the "babies" of this program, everyone on campus treats us nicely. Our classes are small, which allows for frequent interaction among students and teachers. Back in Thailand I had to attend classes with 50 to 60 students, whereas here, we are usually no more than 15.
IPEM is a wonderful business-oriented program and I am sure that you will enjoy it.

Chen Yinqiu

Chen Yinqiu〔China〕
At the moment I set foot on the land of Japan after finishing all of the procedures, I told myself that there would be a wonderful experience. And I, indeed, enjoyed so much here.

About Economics Faculty of Tohoku University
The most impressive thing here would be the harmony of whole faculty which is more like a big family. Everyone makes friends from all over the world and has fun together through various and interesting activities organized by DIEE. Besides, as a significant window of international communication, Economic department provides not only advanced educational facilities but also excellent teachers who specialized in different fields.

About life in Sendai
It is comfortable of living in Sendai for me. Unlike other modern cities in Japan, I can live a convenient life with lower expense covering most of aspects of life in Sendai. And all of exchange students live in Sanjo kaikan where the rent is reasonable and facilities are convenient as well. In addition, going out for dinner and travelling during weekends and vacation, also, are entertainment we usually take.

About IPLA:
If economics faculty is like a big family, then IPLA must be the small one for me. It is really amazing to exchange new ideas and get to know another culture deeply via my “family members” who came from different cultural background. And I really appreciate that it is DIEE that arranges so considerate volunteer system (IPLA NET) that we can enjoy life here completely without any fear or anxiety. On the other hand, courses offered by IPLA do contribute to my academic life and international perspective.

Jackie Lam

Jackie Lam (America)
Many of the activities and events that were prepared for and by students of Tohoku University allowed me to meet and interact with people from many different countries and broaden my social network. It also gave me a chance to practice using the Japanese language with native speakers. I believe this is one of the most valuable things we can gain from studying abroad.

DEEP

廖彬傑

廖彬傑(リョウピンケツ)〔台湾〕
僕はDEEPの学生だけど、日本語の授業もたくさん取った。専門の研究をすることだけではなくて、自分の日本語能力も上昇するように頑張ってきた。ところで、言語力をアップする方法は授業以外もあるような気がするね。例えば、よくテレビを見るとか、サークルに入るとか、日本人の友たちができるなど。つまり、日本での生活を楽しんでいくと、日本語は自然に上達するかもしれないと思うよ!