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Meet Mizuki Mase...

nonName: Mizuki Mase
Home Country and City: Japan, Nagoya
Field of study: German studies
Favorite German word: Eichhörnchen and Pfannenwender
Three words to summarise your time in Würzburg: funny, cozy, meeting many friendly people


1) Since when are you in Würzburg and how long will you probably stay here?

I’m here since February 2014 and I’m going to stay here for one year.

2) What do you like most about studying in Würzburg?

You can not only visit a normal language course, but also online course in order to expand the vocabulary at home at any time. This is very helpful. All teachers I met are very friendly! Really ALL!

3) Are there any differences between your study in Würzburg and in your home?

In Japan the students ask questions in class barely. Here in Würzburg all students take a very active part in lessons and I also have to be very active in class.

4) What are you doing in your lesure time?

Cooking together with my classmates and neighbors or eating, drinking, playing games and talking with them.

5) How do you like Würzburg and what especially do you like in Würzburg?

I really like the city! Especially the areas along the Main are awesome!! There you can have barbecue, drinking beer or doing sports. There are many possibilities and it is very relaxing.

6) Do you have a favorite German dish?

Fries! They are awesome and you can buy them everywhere!

7) What do you find as the biggest cultural difference from your home and Germany? Did you have a cultural shock?

Every Sunday and holiday all shows in Germany are closed and also weekdays they close much earlier than in Japan! I always have to watch out when I have to go shopping.

7) What do you find as the biggest cultural difference from your home and Germany? Did you have a cultural shock?

In Japan you can drive with the car as quickly as 100km/h on the highway, but in Germany it is unlimited sometimes. Therefore I was driving here once 160km/h on the highway! Incredibly fast! I was very afraid!!

In addition, all doors in Germany are automatically closed when you leave the house. You always have to be sure to have the keys! Once I left my house and forgot the keys inside. Fortunately my neighbor was able to help me. Since then I always ask myself if I have the key with me when I leave.

8) Did you also travel to other countries and cities during your study stay in Würzburg? Where?

Yes I traveled a lot! I’ve been to Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic and the Netherlands. In Germany I was already in Cologne, Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen, Munich, Stuttgart, Rothenburg, Bamberg, Heidelberg and of course in Füssen at Neuschwanstein Castle. The location of Würzburg is very good for traveling.

9) What three tips would you give to the following exchange students?

Take the chance to experience new things! Try to be active and to do something. And of course, always try to have the keys with you, haha J