Alumni Spotlight: Linpeiling

A lively but shy person.

Why did you choose this program?

I think there are many special experiences such as skiing, visits to the snow season, or igloo, nudity, etc..... also can experience different cultures, and this is the first time in my life Snow may make me leave very special memories, and I like Japan very much. Hokkaido is also a country full of snow and a place where I can see you.

What did your program provider assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

I need to prepare enough money for myself, as well as proper Japanese conversation skills, various local materials such as climate, environment, transportation, and so on. I also need to plan my own itinerary or schedule my own time. Of course, some people tell me something important. Information, or people I know in the local area, will also tell me some private sights. These are very helpful to me. I am grateful to them.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

I hope I can know in advance that I will meet people in those countries or where I live. If my friend wants to come, I will tell him that if I really want to go abroad to experience the local culture, I will not feel it. The same folk customs, everything is incredible, and it is an unprecedented experience, will not be able to bear everyone, will be full of happy things, with the local friends of the various countries have a lot of worthy memories.

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

Get up from the morning, make your own breakfast, eat whatever you like, and drink Hokkaido famous milk. When you walk to school, the scenery on the road is completely different. It's awesome, and going to school is a great thing. After school, go shopping with foreign friends, Izakaya is also a very good thing. After you get home, take a bath or exercise. Then you write homework, watch movies, and chat with your family or Taiwanese friends. It's a great experience...

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

I feel that it is a very rare and exciting experience for a person to go to an unfamiliar environment, to live and buy things, and to use local transportation. However, it is very scary to know people from all over the world without a network and familiar people. Yes, you will start worrying about a lot of things, but in fact, you will find that if you don’t step out of that step and then regret or lose yourself, you will step out and you’ll find that everyone is a good person and will love you very much. There are many things to worry about and teach, so it is your heart not to overcome it.

What can you say about the program in general?

I hope that I can take the first step to get to know you earlier, extend my chances of getting along, and cherish it. I like to go anywhere with everyone and always play, chat, and get together, or go to school together Any activity, skiing with a tire, riding a snowmobile, eating a lot of special food, drinking together, and accompanied by each other is what I can't forget is that everyone is 19 years old, which really makes me unwilling and unforgettable. 19 years old in winter.