Since I was 12 years old, I always had a dream of going to Japan. I was working hard for it, and after 3 intensive years of studying
Japanese language and culture in my home university, I got a chance to come to the beautiful Otaru, Hokkaido. This place is a
real treasure for those who want to have all the experiences possible in Japan. Being so close to nature, Hokkaido shows the real
beauty of all 4 seasons but, being near civilization is a unique chance to get to know the real modern life in Japan.
Coming to Otaru University was a great decision. I managed to make many Japanese and international friends. I also participated
in many interesting lectures. I especially love the university campus where all the buildings are compact and close to each other.
There is everything you could possibly wish ‒ a library, open for long hours in the evenings; an international office where you can
come with any question or problem; a canteen, shop and, of course, modern and cosy dormitory.