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  • I hope I've been focused again.

  • If I'm not in focus this time, I'm gonna flip a table.

  • Hey, guys, How's it going?

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  • You know Governor Goto titled Us Raise your Hand If you're thinking about coming to Japan as an exchange student, did you really raise your hand?

  • Did you really think I could see you?

  • I can't see you.

  • But I do happen to know that there are lots of people who are thinking about going to Japan on an exchange or people who are thinking about going to North America on exchange.

  • Um, I was 17 years old when I first came to Japan, and I had a really unflattering haircut.

  • I did study Japanese briefly in Canada before I came to Japan.

  • But ultimately all I could say when I came to Japan was a ninja.

  • Hajime bashed me Kinda this cash in motion.

  • You watch tennis.

  • So sooner Kowtow desk, euro school on a guy.

  • Has she must.

  • How do you like?

  • And when I think about when I first came to Japan.

  • Yeah, you know what?

  • It was really hard.

  • It's hard to go somewhere.

  • Brand new outside of your comfort zone, where you don't speak enough of the language to actually express yourself.

  • I felt like a baby.

  • When I came to Japan.

  • I felt like I was on Lee capable of having simple conversations.

  • Makayla Happy makayla cold.

  • But luckily for you, the good news is nothing worth happening comes without struggle.

  • And although it's not easy to like, leave your comfort zone and go to a brand new place, you'll become such an independent person, and that will take you much further in life than you could ever imagine.

  • One of the most common e mails I get is like, How do I pay for this?

  • That is one thing that most people don't get over.

  • Yes, going overseas costs a lot of money, So if you're planning on going on the next year, you better start working.

  • You better start saving now.

  • The good news is, if you are here as a university student or if you are here as a college student, you can work part time while you are living in Japan, and having a job is a great way to meet new people and improve your language skills.

  • The third thing that I want you to understand is that going on exchange will change your life.

  • Now, you may have heard of culture shock, the feeling that you get when you go to a new country and everything's different and you have a hard time accepting it.

  • Um, culture shock is a very real thing.

  • Most people experience it, but on the bright side, most people get over it.

  • However, reverse culture shock is also a thing.

  • Once you spent the long time overseas and you go back to your own country, you might find it very hard to settle in.

  • But this isn't necessarily a bad thing.

  • All it means is that this experience changed your life.

  • You will learn to like yourself so much because in the worst of times you will be the only person who understands you.

  • And don't forget the fastest way to learn a language is through immersion.

  • Once you are in an environment where that language is being used all the time, you're gonna pick it up so fast, much faster than if you were just studying it in university.

  • You know, people ask me questions on YouTube all the time.

  • How did you learn Japanese?

  • How did you get to Japan?

  • Why do you get to be a model?

  • Sometimes the truth is at the base of all these questions is that simple fact that I was ready to leave my comfort zone and create the reality that I wanted to live.

  • Like honestly, I'm not that special.

  • I'm not that unique or there's no special reason why I could do this.

  • And you can't.

  • So for those of you who are wondering but have no idea how to get started, I'm gonna leave a bunch of links in the description below.

  • Um, if you're Japanese, their links to foreign exchange service is if you are interested in coming to Japan, there links that can put you in the right direction.

  • Really?

  • If I could do this, there's no reason why you can't anyway.

  • So that's all.

  • She's heading this door.

  • Thank you for listening.

  • Hopefully this helps a little.

  • Good luck, you guys.

  • I mean it.

  • You're at the Sheraton Ball Center here.

  • They have the most beautiful eliminations.

  • It's like Christmas lights.

  • It's not Christmas anymore.

I hope I've been focused again.

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Dear Prospective Exchange Students [留学したいあなたへ]

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/24
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