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(チャン エドワード ケイ 教授参考)
We see a lot on the news, many political parties are turning to nationalism because of the uncertainty in the international climate. In addition, I think it is because with the advancement in technology and exchange of human capital in all aspects of life, sovereignty is blurred and we are having some kind of identity crisis. We should go back to our roots, understand our ancestors journey, colonialism and its impact to move forward with our assets. First of foremost, 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.
Postcolonialism is an intellectual school of thought that deals with the phenomenon of colonialism and its effects on the cultures and peoples of the countries that are former colonies. Postcolonialism is practiced in several disciplines, but came to prominence in Western universities mostly through literary studies, and it would be a shame not to study them from our perspective as we both played a role as colonist and colony.
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.