Current students

Study Abroad in Karlsruhe, Germany 2018 - 2019

Destination: Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG)  
Study Period: April 2018 – March 2019 
Affiliation/Grade at the start of studying abroad: School of Design, 4th year in Acoustic Design 

My Thoughts on Studying Abroad 
1. Outcomes 
I was able to hone my creative and making skills by creating many works. The many exhibition opportunities motivated me. Many people are doing art. I was surrounded by people who are different from artisans, and I was inspired to see various works. I have become more tolerant of things that happen. Even if something happens in a place where I have difficulty with the language, I think I can handle it to some extent. 

2. Challenges 
I wanted to improve my English a little more. If I don’t actively speak English, I won’t be able to improve because I’m not in an English-speaking country. I should have studied English more. I should have studied German more before studying abroad. My life would have been easier if I had known German. 

Advice to Prospective Students 
There are a lot of things that you would not know until you actually go there. So, before that, find out from people you know or so some research. Then you can do what you want to do to the best of your ability when you get there. Also, please do your best to study the language. 

I went there for a year, but when it was over, I find that time passed by very fast, and there are still many things I wanted to do. (Maybe that’s about right.) I encourage you to set big ambitions, small goals and prepare and plan so that you can achieve what you want to do. 

Do you have faced any problems during your stay at the study abroad destination or have any suggestions for improvement? 
The housing in Karlsruhe is difficult to live in, be prepared to do something about it as soon as possible. 

Yuki Nishida