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(井上 文則 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 beyond-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. The best way to learn what the future has in store for us is to look to the past. 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.
We live in a world full of new discoveries, and the history of humankind that we think we know through textbook and tv shows may be completely wrong, biased or outdated. For example, now we know what life was like in a world dinosaurs died, what acidified the ocean to become the current life-full water composition, darwin’s paradox is solved with the existence of tiny fish, human migration route is somewhat uncovered, true figure of Shotoku taishi in Japanese history is revealed and the list goes on.
I feel a need to be on top of recent new discoveries in history especially regarding Japan and how it evolved and interacted with other civilizations. A number of economists used to say that Japan tends to identify itself as the “white in Asia”, we act like a developed country but do we really know who we are, nationalism is revived to some extent as we see in tv shows etc and now is a great time to go back to our roots. 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. END.