Dear Host Family
Hello. My name is Wataru.
I would like to thank you very much for accepting me into your family. First of all, let me tell you why I am interested in being an exchange student. It was my mother who got me interested in studying abroad.
My mother had studied abroad in Ohio for a year when she was 17. She and her host family have had a special relationship for 36 years. Her host family had visited Japan several times to meet my mother and stayed at my house when I was little.
My mother sent me to Canada in the spring of 2023 for two weeks language study abroad program. It was my first time to go abroad. I felt the big, wide earth in my heart. Then I decided that if I wanted to study abroad, I wanted to go to the U.S. I have a clear reason for wanting to spend a year in the U.S. I believe the U.S. is a world leader. It is exciting to get to know a world leader at the young age of 17.
I believe it is important to understand the national character and the way of thinking. I believe there are many things I can learn actually living in the U.S. I want to learn about American families. We can play games, watch anime, and talk a lot together to deepen our understanding of each other. I would like to learn a lot from everyday life.
Let me tell you about my life in Japan. I have been living in a student dormitory since I was 13 years old. By living with many friends from different regions, I have learned how to adapt to a new environment and how to cooperate with others. I will make an effort to communicate well as soon as possible because I have a language problem when I start living in the U.S.
My dream is to work in the IT field. I hope to learn a lot in the U.S. in order to realize my dream.
Finally, let me introduce the meaning of my name. Wataru is the meaning of a first pioneer. I will learn a lot and become a pioneer of my country. I'm excited about the adventure of my life.
I am looking forward to meeting you.