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Information of International Students

Messages from International Students

Come to Kyoto, Come to Doshisha

K・P (Home Country: Turkmenistan)
Completed the “Preparatory Japanese Language Program” in September, 2011.
Enrolled into Graduate School of Business, Global MBA Program / MEXT Scholarship K. P

My name is Kuvvat Purmyradov, from Turkmenistan. I have had the honor of being the first and the only, for now, to represent my country here in Doshisha University. And I feel very lucky to have this chance to be enrolled in this excellent University.
With its modern buildings equipped with cutting edge technology Doshisha University is probably one of the most beautiful schools of Japan that I have seen so far.
I came to Doshisha in the beginning of April, 2011. First, I attended the “Preparatory Japanese Language Program” offered by Center for Japanese Language and Culture. Although the program was a five months course of Japanese language, I learned a lot within that period both in Japanese language and culture. In the beginning I was very worried if I could manage to learn, but soon I realized that Japanese was not as difficult as it seemed at first. Here I must mention about our teachers of Japanese. Our teachers were more like friends than just a teacher. In addition to Japanese, they provided us with important and essential information concerning Japan, its traditions, culture, customs, daily life and so on. We would go to museums, festivals or just dine out together, which gave us a good opportunity to practice and apply our knowledge outside the classroom. Thanks to our teachers, their excellent and diverse teaching methodology, their efforts, and the curriculum, I can now communicate in Japanese quite well. Speaking Japanese makes me feel different.
Now, I am in the Global MBA program of Doshisha Graduate School of Business. With its world class faculty, staff, and rigorous curriculum, the GMBA program truly provides a challenging environment allowing top notch students from diverse backgrounds to optimize their learning experience. It is a very professional and very well organized program, and a great way to bring people with various backgrounds from all over the world together. It's a great opportunity to make new friends, build networks, and develop personal and professional skills. For international students like me, it is an opportunity to gain exposure to Japan and to progress your career from a domestic one to an international one. Furthermore, I am thankful to the MBA program for bestowing me with great friends and brilliant professors that I will treasure my whole life.
And of course it would be unwise not to mention about Kyoto, where Doshisha university is located, turns out to be one of the most attractive and unforgettable cities in my memories. If you want to experience and enjoy history, culture, modern life, natural beauty at the same time come to Kyoto, come to Doshisha.