Exchange is such a great opportunity! Spending 10 months in Nagoya at Sugiyama Jogakuen University is something I will never forget. I had lots of fun in Japan and can’t wait to visit again…I feel privileged to have experienced so many great things that I hope can remain a part of my life in Australia. One of the good things about Sugiyama is the small-university environment, which meant that I could really improve my Japanese skills. I would recommend that anyone looking for serious Japanese language improvement consider Exchange. However, Exchange at Sugiyama was much more than just a Japanese language learning experience. As well as the many additional cultural and wider academic opportunities, Exchange also developed my independence and life skills. The university is very supportive, but I also felt that I had plenty of chances to challenge myself. I guess that to me, Exchange is something that I was ambivalent about before going. In hindsight, I am extremely glad that I did go on Exchange, and would not change a moment of the past 10 months. Thanks to everyone at Sugiyama for a great 10 months!