By: Rika Mitsuda_Japanese Student
Hi, I am Rika from Japan. I want to begin talking about before I came here. My plan was to study hard and try the culture in the Philippines. My desire was to make my time valuable since this was my first time to study abroad. I expected the weather to be humid.
When I first came here, the weather was sunny. So, my expectation really happened. The food in Philinter was fantastic. The cooks or chefs were very kind and the cafeteria was clean. I usually bought snacks at the snack bar and they were very affordable.
I studied in Philinter for a month. It was very short but I had fun. I had good memories in Oslob and Sumilon Island. I watched whale sharks and went swimming with my friends. The sea around Sumilon Island is very nice and beautiful.
I also had good memories with my classmates in Philinter. After our classes, we would talk near the pool and did yoga sometimes. My friends were very nice to me. Even though my friends were Japanese, we tried to speak English with each other so that we could practice using the language. I believed that learning English is not easy, so I came to the Philippines to study. I have applied what I have learned in my classes.
All in all, I really had a great experience in Philinter and it will remain in my heart. All I can say is you taught me the right way! I hope to see you again!