Rika has been at ELC for little over 6 months and we will be very sad when she leaves at the end of this month. RIka is the student to ask when you want a good recommendations for great food near the school and Sawtelle. Not only does she like to explore and go out, she loves to study! Read on below to learn more about her!
In Japan, Yamanashi. It is next to Tokyo.
I wanted to sing American music with English lyrics, and I wanted to learn about American culture. LA has been made with different cultures from people from different countries, and it is very different from where I come from, Japan. Japan has only Japanese culture.
Yes is was.
Everything was different. I could understand English a little bit, but I could not express or respond back to people. In my opinion, Japan has better public transportation. It was weird to see sales representatives in shops talking to each other. In Japan, co-workers at shopping centers cannot talk with each other.
Singing!!! I used to go to Karaoke a lot back at home. I love to socialize with friends too.
Don’t be shy to speak English. Be open-minded.
ELC!!! All the teachers and staff are very friendly.
I like the beach!!!
Anything but American food.
When I moved up from 500B to 600!!!! I can now apply to colleges! When we discuss something funny in class and we all laugh.
I am going to college to study Psychology. After graduating from college, I hope to work in the US for one year before I head back to Japan!