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Saga University Summer Program 2018 Final Essay

2018/7/2 ~ 2018/7/17

Saga University Summer Program 2018 (SUSP2018) にこの度参加させてもらいました。

軽くSUSPについて説明させてもらうと、日本人学生11名とフィンランドの学生2名、アメリカの学生3名、フランスの学生3名、オーストラリアの学生2名の計21名で2週間、それぞれ多様な背景を持った人々と協力するためには何が必要なのかということを、サスティナビリティについて考えるという活動を通して考えるというプログラムです、今回はそれをプログラム外の方に報告するための最終エッセイを書いたのでそれを載せようと思い、このストーリーを投稿しました。

実を言うと私は本来このプログラムに参加することはできないはずでした。というのも、このプログラムは本来「TOEIC580点以上」を条件としていました。しかし私は英語が本当に苦手で1年生の頃は395点でした!後日受けた模試でもたったの420点!でも私のコミュニケーション能力のおかげでか、そのプログラムの担当の先生と繋がりがあって特別にスルーしてもらえました!!ほんとラッキーです!

私はこのプログラムを通して、まず英語が喋れないことからコニュニケーションの壁が立ちはだかり、文化の違いに出くわし、いろいろありました。でも海外の方との交流を重ねるにつれて以前よりも英語が聞き取れ日常会話は話せるようになりました。それだけでなくいろんな文化を受け止めて、広い視野を持つこともできました。また、海外の方に日本の文化を伝えるという場面もいっぱいあって、恥ずかしい話ではありますが、私の日本に対する無関心さというものを痛感しました。でもこのプログラムのおかげで私はもっと日本について知りたい、今何が起きていて何が問題になっているのか、そして最終的には世界の問題を知って私は何をすべきか少しでもできることはないのかということを考えることができるようになりたいという思いを強くしてくれました。

前置きが長くなってしまいましたがこれ以下が私の最終エッセイです。訂正なしなので私の英語の下手くそさが丸見えになっているとは思いますがどうか温かい目で読んでくださると嬉しいです!


Oishi Sumire

17143010

2nd Grade of Economy and Law

Prof 〇〇〇〇

Global Leadership 2018

We discussed and made a presentation about sustainability, mainly

3R’s. And then we knew that there are many issues about it now. In

particular, in Japan, it’s big problem to be decreasing a number of

reclaimed lands. And now, at Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which

have 17 goals made by the United Nations, they tell us that we have to

reduce more than before, and change the method “How to produce and

consume” as 12th Goal . Now, however, the amount of waste is increasing

very much. At Eco plaza in Saga city, anyway, they conduct mainly 4

activities not for wasting many things.

First, they recover the heat from incineration and use it to generate

enough electricity to power 9000 homes.

Second, they are currently making efforts to separate and capture

carbon. Dioxide from the gases, generated during incineration, and utilize

them as a resource. The carbon dioxides are also being used to stimulate

growth of algae and the algae were processed into cosmetics for selling.

Third, they recycle resource by temporarily shutting down the ash

malting equipment and collecting the ash generated by the waste

incineration plant, then send it to a private cement plant to be made into

cement.

Finally, they open reusable goods store and sell usable reusable goods

brought in by the locals.

Through this activity, I found out that there is an action that we could

do for reducing, too. That is to treat everything more politely. For example,

we can give any youngers clothes which we don’t come to wear or

refashion them to dust clothes, use your pencils until the very end and not

to serve thing worse. These actions make earth better. And I learned that

it’s bad to leave it to only organizations which take part in activities for an

environment beautification to think some methods and do them for

reducing amount of waste. We have to do that, too. I think when people all

over the world come to do actions for reducing, this earth comes to be

more clean and be place that is easy for us to live. Let’s be cooperative

with environment beautification and to start small!!

That is all I knew, and learned by this activity.

And, by being active with foreigner students, I was able to learn an

important thing. That is when we communicate with many people

regardless of nationality, their own background etc., about global issues,

we must know about our own country’s condition or currently issues. But I

felt that I don’t know too much about Japanese many things , which is

about culture, tradition, and currently issues, for example, when I teach

foreigners a lot of them in our conversation. For achieving them, I found out

that I have to be interested in many things by my range of vision. I feel

again that it is very important things for person who want to consider

solution for global currently issues to study hard about many things

regardless that I like or hate.

Thanks for letting me join this program. I’m really glad to see you, be

good friends, and be active with you in this program. For this 2 weeks, I

could get many good experiences. And all of this program’s member let me

think that I want to brush up my English kills more and more. These

experiences is irreplaceable treasures in my life.


いかがだったでしょうか?初めて英語でのエッセイを書かせてもらってとてもいい経験になりました。これからもっと英語スキルを磨いていこうと思います!!

読んでくださってありがとうございました!!