Summer Course Japan: Zachary’s journey

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While looking back into one of the best months in his life, Zachary decided to share with us his eventful month on Go! Go! Nihon’s Summer Course in Japan.

(Go! Go! Nihon staff): Could you tell me a bit about yourself?

(Zachary) My name is Zachary Medeiros, I’m 22 years old, Canadian.

What are your opinions of  the Summer Course in Japan so far?

I though it was amazing. From the people I got to meet, both teachers and fellow students, to the things I got to see and learn, overall I think it has being a great experience for my first time in Japan.

How did you found out about the  Summer Course in Japan?

To be honest I’ve being trying to come to Japan for quite a while now. Just searching on Google Go! Go! Nihon was one of the first links to pop out. Looking through the website I saw that the Summer Course  had exactly what I was looking for and thats how I ended up here.

Giant buddha statue

I see. What has being your favorite activity of Summer Course in Japan  so far?

I think my favorite was definitely Kamakura and Enoshima Island. Seeing the giant Buddha statue and the dragon shrine in Enoshima Island was really amazing and interesting to see. It was exactly the type of cultural activity I wanted to do while in Japan.

How was Go! Go! Nihon and its staff in general for you?

They were way beyond my expectations. They were simply amazing, supporting and a great time to be with. I felt they made every single excursion way better than it was supposed to originally be based on what I read.

During your stay on the Summer Course, how have you felt with the language classes?

I am a University student, so I’m accustomed to very difficult learning styles. So for me Akamonkai classes were pretty tamed and easy, specially at the beginning. Over time it did become a bit easier, it might have even hit some boring points here and there but overall it is really useful and I do feel like I can use all the Japanese I’ve learn during the Summer Course in Japan classes.

Do you think you’d keep learning Japanese after this trip?


Would you recommend the Summer Course Japan or any other of the Study Trip courses to anyone out there?

100% yes I would recommend any of this courses, specially the Summer Course in Japan

Is there anything you want to say to the people who are thinking about applying to this courses?

Definitely apply! If you’re just thinking about it just do it. This has been one of the best courses you are going to experience with Go! Go! Nihon in Japan.

So, since you’ve being learning the language for this past month, is there anything you’d like to say in Japanese?

(Laughs) Omae wa mou shindeiru (お前はもう死んでいる).

(Second student on the background) Nani?! (何?!)

Thank you so much for your time Zachary! Glad to see you’ve enjoyed your time with us here at Go! Go! Nihon in our Summer Course in Japan.

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