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(安藤 文人 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 above 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. 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.
2016 marked the 100th anniversary of the death of Natsume Soseki, a novelist widely regarded as one of the greatest writers of modern Japan. The news gave me curiosity as to how he became such a great writer and what he was influenced by. Not everyone knows, but he started his life as an unwanted child which he reflects on in his work. Surprisingly, he didn’t exactly plan on becoming a writer till much later. In middle school, he became enamored with Chinese literature, and fancied that he might someday become a writer. However, his family disapproved strongly of this course of action, and when Natsume entered Tokyo University with the intention of becoming an architect. He began studying English, feeling that it might prove useful to him in his future career. After studying in England on a government scholarship, he began a career at Tokyo University as a scholar of English literature, a composer of haiku, Chinese-style poetry, and fairy tales. The alienation of modern humanity, the search for morality and the difficulty of communication were common themes throughout Soseki’s works due to his upbringing.
I feel passionate about re-studying his work and English fantasy literature that he was influenced by, to truly understand what he has accomplished and I would like to study modern literature just like he did. 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.