Full Name: Neil Tracy M. Macasaet
Age: 19 years old
College/University: Mindanao Kokusai Daigaku
Course: BS International Studies Major in Japanese Language and Studies, 3rd year level
Prior Japanese Lesson/Experience: Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 4 Passer
Interests: Traveling, Calligraphy, Public Speaking, Singing, Watching movies
“The opportunity meant and still means the world to me. I couldn’t even put it into exact words, but one thing is for sure-I have finally ended the series of fancies about the Japanese people, its culture, tradition and Japan itself, that has been running through my mind for three years now since I started studying everything about Japan.
It is nothing but a dream for everyone especially for anyone who’s studying its culture and language to go explore Japan, for free! More than the travels, it was the opportunity to meet new group of links from different countries filtered and selected analytically to participate and represent their countries, Japan’s variety of food, and the learnings that made it a great adventure.
The program coordinators was so approachable and understanding. From airport pick-up to personal advices, they made it very handy for us. I couldn’t imagine the trip without them and their genuine help all throughout.
There’s so much more to discover about Japan. I am certainly going to finish Japanese studies in college and head back to Japan soon!” – Tracy
“Me standing beside the historic infrastructures built way back the Edo period of Japan. © Pia Dela Cruz”