早稲田大学 文化構想学部 JCulP AO入試 英文志望理由書 提出例(高屋 亜希 教授参考)
To whom it may concern, I would like to thank you for your time and the opportunity given, and in this letter I will do my best to explain my motivation in applying for JCulP at Waseda University. I understand this is an extremely unique program offered by a prestigious school and I am hoping to focus on acquiring beyond-academic English skills and pursue courses in International Culture, Japanese History and Language studies throughout my academic years. I would be more than grateful if you could kindly give it a read and allow me to proceed. During the in-person interview, I would be delighted to expand more on my area of studies, previously participated activities, personal background and what I wish to achieve with the curriculum including study abroad program.
I took part in a study abroad program this past summer in my 2nd year in high school, there my biggest findings were 1) Education programs and mandatory curriculum are very unique to each country and some countries only study very brief history about Japan 2) Whether it’s something we read on the internet, the news or textbook, a lot of the content has been translated and original interpretation may differ, due to above reasons, being able to understand in English without bias and taking control of what I study would have huge impact on my academic intelligence. In addition, as a responsible citizen to represent this country in the future, I wish to study about my own heritage so that I can possibly teach someone who doesn’t know much about Japan. The best way to learn what the future has in store for us is to look to the past. I strongly believe that discussion and presentation based classes promote active thinking and would really help with building academic skills, even real life skills. Therefore, I am only considering JCulP or attending a school in the states as my right academic paths within my knowledge.
History repeats itself and civilizations go through prosperity and downtime, and now China seems to be having the second wave of prosperity. Chinese literature and culture spread while they grew in number back in 6th century BC, but with the massive network they built over centuries across the world, they became the superpower in the world. The term “Chinese overseas” is generally used to refer to the approximately 46 million ethnic Chinese immigrants and their descendents living outside China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. While short episodes of Chinese migration can be traced back through history, the phenomenon generally referred to as “Chinese Diaspora” only dates back to the mid-19th century. Due to their high business abilities, influences and contributions of those Chinese on the global community is huge, at the same time, their journey was not always easy as they encountered challenges settling in different parts of the world. Therefore, I feel encouraged to learn about their history without losing connection to its interactions with Japan. It would be a mission for me to fully understand the cultural, political and social development in order for us to not forget the journey of immigrants and voice it to the world in the near future. Studying one thing doesn’t promise a bright future, however, in order for me to attain high-level education and equip myself with what is needed to unlock opportunities the next decades of globalization and competition, it is extremely important for me to study various international studies among like-minded students at Waseda where intensive studies is offered. Thank you very much for taking the time to read and I am already excited to join such a great school next year.