留学・研修現地レポート Report from Overseas

Motivation Up

Jun . 2018

 Now, it is June which means we are in the summer officially; however, some days were really cold outside, so that I couldn’t stand with only half-sleeve shirt. I picked our my long-sleeve shirts from the closet and wore them for a while last week. I hope it will get warmer as soon as it can.

 Almost one month has passed since we started new semester. Because my teacher is the same from last term also my class level is the same, she created a new curriculum just for me. Thus, I don’t need to repeat what I did. I’ll be working on the different things while my classmates are doing the overlapped thing, though I didn’t mean that I’m doing differently from others completely. In detail, my focus would be ‘literature’ we discussed and decided together. Reading is one of the important habit here in Canada according to my teacher, in addition my major is a kind of literature, these are why we choose literature as my major focus for this term. I have been reading a book, then based on the information I interpret from the book, I have to write a literature essay. I’m looking forward to doing that though, on the other hand, I’m anxious that whether I can do well as my teacher expects.

 In last report, I wrote that I had been worried if I could work well with my classmates. After spending time with them, I felt that I prefer this class to last class because four new Ethiopian students joined to Queen’s program, and my class has range on nationalities. Ethiopian students, they’ll go to Queen’s University after this session for Ph.D. or master’s degree, are very interesting for me. Since they have already gone through the educations, a lot of knowledge is accumulated in their brain from which I can learn. Thanks to them, our class is noisy in the good way because of discussing something every day. However, that discussion is so high level that students but Ethiopian cannot easily take part in it. I always wish I could have the same intelligence as them. To make it real, the only thing I should do is to study hard. I want someone to supervise beside me not to be lazy.

 On May 20th, I visited Canada’s Wonderland. Last time when I came here, this was closed for winter, so eventually, I end up coming there. There are countless attractions; roller coasters and whatever we could be dizzy. My friend, Aya, is not good at riding on the thrilling one, but I didn’t allow her to reject to ride on, so she couldn’t help but line up for the attractions. Surprisingly, however, she enjoyed the rides much more than she thought. I’m really happy for her. If I can have time to go there again, I want to try the rest I couldn’t attempt this time.