On the plane before coming to Japan I put on a big jacket thinking it was going to be cold. But to my suprise, it was warmer than Rwanda would be at that time of the night! I came mentally prepared for the Automn coldness but instead I was greated by old friends who once studied at my home university that I missed so much, and the a very warm and humid air. I was very happy to finally be in Japan, a country I always wanted to visit but never imagined I could.
After arriving and coming to TUFS I was very excited to meet new friends and start an unforgetable experience in Japan. Once I settled my things into my room I decided to take a walk and was suprised to see so many convenience stores and vending machines. I think what suprised me the most was how healthy cooked food sold in the convenience stores are. Japan has such a variety of foods and I love trying every new type of food I see. What I also noticed is how good the customer services are here in Japan and how warm and inviting people are when you ask for help. So far I have not had any bad experiences and I feel like I could stay here for ever!
I have made alot of friends in TUFS, especially international students and a few Japanese friends but I would like to make as many japanese friends as I can and build long lasting relationships. Besides my social life I'm happy about how classes are conducted and how efficient learning is. Sometimes the work load can be alot but I really enjoy what I'm studying and find the lectures to be very professional. I meet very interesting people with convincing opinions and the lecturers are very open minded and conciderate, which I appreciate.
I would like to thank my supporters of crowdfunding who have blessed me with the opportunity to come to my dream country. I can not fully express my gratitude into words but I appreciate the effort taken to sponsor me and Hellen to come here. This is an experience that I will never forget and it is all because of your kindness. I am eternally grateful!