名前

Russell


国籍

America


勤務先

Skeleton Crew Studio


仕事の内容

Programming Manager


KICLに入学した時期

2013.04


留学のきっかけ

Better access to the language, networking opportunities.


KICLで学んだ事/役立っている事

General language skills, JLPT test prep, business Japanese and culture, Japanese design and art.


仕事のやりがい

I wanted to learn about Japanese product design and their creation progress, and no better place to do that than in Japan.


今後の目標

Continue working, get my permanent residency, and live in Japan.


後輩へのメッセージ

KICL is only a tool, and only one part of your Japanese studies. It's a place where you'll make lifelong friends, make job and personal connections. It's a launch pad for the rest of your life either working in Japan, or doing something interesting in your home country or somewhere else around the world. Coming to Japan turns you into a global citizen.

Your studies are only what you put into them. If you are willing to take all of the extra classes, make friends outside of school, attend events, and join clubs, you will undoubtedly be able to communicate fluently in Japanese. If you think coming to Japan is enough, it will take you a lot longer to be proficient.

Getting here is the first step. What you do here will determine the rest of your life.