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(中澤 達哉 教授参考)
How is Eastern Europe so different from Western Europe? It seems like “Middleeast” and “Eastern Europe” are the blindspot for most Japanese, meaning we don’t have much information except some churches we read about in textbooks. To begin with, I would like to use a moment 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 targeting students who wish to receive education in English and learn about Japanese cultures in comparison to other cultures. In fact, I am hoping to focus on acquiring beyond-academic English skills and pursue courses in International Culture, Japanese History and Economic 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, 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.
According to PeW Research, young adults in many Western European nations are substantially less likely than older people to say that being Christian, being native to their country, or having ancestry there is important to national belonging. On the contrary, in countries like Russia and Armenia, 70% of the young population also believe being Christian specifically Orthodox is an essential part of their national identity. Meanwhile, Pan-European identity is the sense of identification with Europe as a whole, in a cultural or political sense, which is discussed in the context of European integration. Right now, European countries are going through economic, security and social challenges due to increased immigrants that are causing people to turn to nationalism and traditional thoughts. Therefore, I feel encouraged to learn about their history without losing connection to its interactions with Japan. 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.