Before going to Japan
Before going to Japan to study, make sure to have a clear strategy. Make a plan.
Here are a few questions and issues you may consider:
- What is your purpose of going to Japan?
- Is it simply because you love the Japanese culture and want to get a grip on the language?
- Do you intend to stay there after you have completed your language courses?
- What would you like to do then: study in higher education or look for a job in Japan?
- Is your family supporting you, morally and, if needed, financially?
- Are you ready to leave your current life and usual surroundings for the big adventure of going to Japan?
Once you have answered the above questions and clarified your objectives, make your project even more precise by answering the following questions:
- What school is the best for you?
- What part of the country would you like to live in?
- How long can you/would you like to stay?
- When would you like to start?
- What is your budget for studying? For daily expenses?
- Do you intend to work part-time?
- If you work part-time, will that cover your daily expenses?
Depending on your answers to those questions, you may choose a short-term or long-term language school program and plan the financing accordingly.
Keep in mind that going to a foreign country is as exciting as it is challenging. Do yourself a favor. Make your transition to this new country as easy as possible. You cannot anticipate everything but whatever can be planned should be planned. That will provide you with peace of mind. Consult with us, ask around yourself, read as much material as possible, make budget simulations (we can also do that for you). Do it and don’t wait until the last minute.
A good preparation is the first step to a successful experience.
For personalized counseling, feel free to contact us.