Name: Yuna Wada
Graduation Quarter: Spring 2022
Hi everyone! My name is Yuna Wada and I became a senior in Sustainable Urban Development major this fall. I am an international student from Japan, and my college life in the U.S. started in June 2017. Three months after graduating from a high school in Japan, I came to the U.S., studied at Green River College for two years, and earned my Associates in Arts. Then I transferred to UW Tacoma in fall 2019 and started studying urban development.
Since I came to the U.S., I have faced a lot of difficulties. But all the difficulties definitely made me stronger. In addition, I made many friends who support me every time I face difficulties. I am still not confident about my English and take a lot of time to finish one assignment, but I believe these experiences help the future me.
From this fall quarter, I am offering Japanese language and culture lessons for UW students. Since the virus is spreading and I am taking classes from my house in Japan, the lessons are held on Zoom. From my experience of learning English, I understand that learning non-native languages is sometimes hard and can make the person want to give up, so I have been trying to make the Japanese lesson enjoyable to all the participants. Please feel free to email me and ask questions!