Desirée Benini

Nationality: Italy University: University of Turin

Nationality: Italy
University: University of Turin

When I first came to class at Saitama U, I was pleasantly surprised by the small class sizes. Instructors give us individual attention and ensure that everyone stays engaged. I also like the international atmosphere. Having classmates from places as diverse as Brazil, Russia, Spain, Thailand and the UK not only provides a great multi-cultural experience, but also ensures that class discussions are full of different ideas and perspectives.

 I feel that Saitama U’s curriculum is extending my language skills and knowledge of Japan, but more importantly, it’s helping me make the most of the experience of immersion in the Japanese culture. I encourage students to treat the whole campus and community as a classroom. Even a simple walk around campus is sure to teach you something new!


Desiree_02Courses taken at Saitama University (semester 1, 2014)

Courses taught in English
  • Japanese Popular Culture
  • Contemporary International Affairs
Japanese language program courses
  • Japanese (Reading & Grammar)
  • Japanese (Oral Expression)
  • Japanese (Listening)
  • Japanese (Vocabulary, Kanji and Writing)
  • Japanese (Conversation)