新入生代表のKMET YULIANA IVANNAさんによる入学の辞の全文をご紹介します。
Dear ladies and gentlemen,
It is a big honor and my pleasure to be welcoming everyone today at the HOSEI University entrance ceremony 2023. It is a significant and very special moment for all of us. Our presence here today is a statement of hard work and dedication to our dreams.
I am standing here not only as a speaker but also as one of the new students in the GBP program. My name is Yuliana and I am from Ukraine. There was a point in my life when I lost hope and didn’t know what I should do. It seemed that there was no way out and I couldn't do anything. My country happened to be in a very difficult situation and so were the people, because of the war. Luckily I was so blessed to be accepted in the exchange student program at HOSEI University last year. I can confidently say that this was the best year of my life and this was my true savior. I found my passion and motivation again, I was given so many opportunities, met amazing people, learned so much, enjoyed my life like I never did before and regained my peace back. I will be forever grateful to HOSEI University for giving me this opportunity and opening so many doors for me.
Today a new chapter of our lives begins. We are not just entering university, we are stepping into a whole new world of opportunities and self-discoveries that will uncover our endless potential and make us the best versions of ourselves. We have just started an exciting, yet challenging, journey that will test and shape us. Let’s be fearless to take on new challenges, accept failures, enjoy success and strive for the best.
Sometimes it can be overwhelming and difficult but please know that you are not alone in this journey. We are so different, yet so similar. We came from different parts of this world, we speak different languages and have different cultural backgrounds but at the same time we are united by high hopes and bright dreams about our future. Let’s support each other and grow together throughout this journey.
Let’s do our best to study hard but also not forget to take good care of our health. University life is not only about attending classes and taking exams. It is also about exploring our hidden talents, passions and finding our true voices so don’t miss out on the opportunity to join various clubs and events that HOSEI University offers as well as building social connections that will broaden your perspective as individuals and create lifetime friendships.
Lastly, I want you to dream big, never settle for less, be ambitious and always strive for the best. Work hard, improve yourself, be grateful for people who always supported you- our families, teachers, university staff and friends. Make a mark on this world, leaving it a better place than you found it!
Congratulations on joining this prestigious university! Make the most of this rare opportunity!
Thank you for your attention!