Report from Students

Activity Report 1 (2015 outbound: Institut Teknologi Bandung)

Bandung 11.16.2015

Hiroya Suefuji
College of Business Administration, 3rd year

Hello, my name is Hiroya Suefuji and I would like to describe college life at the Institut Teknologi Bandung in Indonesia. I was surprised in regards to students' English ability, especially their ability to speak when I first came to this university. On the other hand, most Indonesian people in Bandung cannot speak as much English as the students can. Because of this, I use a little Indonesian and body language to communicate. Also, there are many group activities in classes. I have to concentrate in class and be a part of the class. When I joined a group activity in class, I felt that ITB students are very smart because they make quick, high quality decisions. I need to catch up with them before I return to Japan. Life in Indonesia is very exciting for me!

ITB students are very kind and friendly when they communicate with me. I also learn a lot of Indonesian playing futsal with my friends, talking in the cafeteria, meeting people in the smoking area, and so on. When we play futsal, we can become closer and talk about anything! Also, I can make new friends every day. On the other hand, it’s difficult to remember their names because I meet so many new people and the pronunciation is very difficult. I truly enjoy this activity.
I thought that the Muslim religion was very strict before I came to Indonesia, however, Indonesian men love joking around just like Japanese people do! When I tell them about Japanese culture, habits, and everyday life, they are surprised and interested. This gives me a chance to communicate with people often.

I want to communicate with many Indonesian people as much as possible and go to many places, because I want to learn more about Indonesia. Above all, I will study management as much as I can. It’s not easy studying management in English, but I’m sure that I’ll improve as a person through this experience. I’ll do my best to learn as much as possible during my time here at the Institut Teknologi Bandung!