◆ホームステイを選んだ理由 Why did you choose Homestay to stay in Japan?
I wanted to improve my Japanese and to learn more about Japanese culture. The homestay allowed me to experience what it is like living in a Japanese home, and I also had time to visit various sightseeing places.
◆日本で便利・興味を持ったことはなんですか？What was/were convenient in Japan? What kind of thing were you interested in?
I was interested in traditional Japanese culture, so I visited shrines and temples a lot. It was quite convenient travelling around by myself because everyone was friendly and helpful.
◆休日はどのように過ごしましたか？How did you spend your spare time in Japan?
I was out and about everyday, visiting the neighboring cities and sightseeing at famous places.
◆ホームステイ滞在中に驚いたこと Tell us the most surprising thing while you were in Japan.
The traditional architecture definitely took my breath away with its beauty and serenity.
◆日本語が通じなかったとき、どうしましたか？ How did you communicate with Japanese when you couldn’t explain it in Japanese?
I used hand motions or drawings, and then I spoke in English as a last resort.
◆日本語はホームステイを通じて上手になりましたか？ Was your Japanese ability improved during homestay?
I became a lot more comfortable speaking in Japanese.
◆日本滞在中の好きな食べ物は？ What Japanese foods do you like?
I like everything!
◆日本滞在中の嫌いな食べ物は？ What Japanese foods do you prefer not to eat ?
I don’t have any foods that I can’t eat.
◆ホームステイのエピソード Please tell us some memorable thing or episode during your homestay.
My homestay family took me sightseeing despite their busy schedule. They also took me to play tennis. I was never good at tennis but I improved a lot while playing with them and it was a very enjoyable exercise.
◆ホームステイをして得たもの Please tell us the thing that you got from homestay.
I now have a family in Japan. I was very touched when my homestay sister wrote me a letter before I left and she told me that I was family and that I could contact/visit them any time.
◆これから来る人へのメッセージ（事前に準備した方が良いものなど） Please write a messages to the people who are coming to Japan from now on.
It is definitely a good thing to know basic Japanese before you come. Once you are here, get out there and visit all the different places and participate in all the cultural experiences. The most important thing is to not have any regrets.