The students of Ibaraki Christian University are a truly remarkable bunch. Their love, kindness and hospitality made living and teaching, over the course of these 3-months, in Japan an unforgettable and rewarding experience. They have made me feel so at home, that Ibaraki became my second home.
And as I leave IC and finish my internship, I have a written a poem to express my sincere gratitude to all the IC students who have touched me so dearly:
As I gaze deep into the night sky
From the window of this plane
I cannot help but remember
Remember those first few steps I took
Through the doors of 5100
Imagining a room full of little saplings
Eager to practice their English
To which I could help nurture
But instead you saw a little sapling within myself
Whom you showered with warmth and joy
Nurturing me and helping me to grow
And as these months passed by
I basked and grew from this love
And for this I will be forever grateful
And I eagerly await the day when we can meet again.
Oh students of 5100.
Thank you to all the students at IC for making this internship a truly rewarding experience.