We are pleased to offer Niigata Seiryo Univ. Study Prize to a college division winner.
Here's Leon's report to those who were kindly involved.
My study-abroad experience at Niigata Seiryou University was such a life changing event. I sincerely thank the university staff, the Japanese students and my wonderful host families for making this possible and welcoming me with open arms. I definitely will cherish the memories and friendships made during my stay. I would also like to thank Kimura Sensei for providing an enjoyable schedule for my time in Japan. Throughout my visit I learned more about Japanese culture and lifestyle. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity through the sponsorship of the Japanese Speech Contest.
I now feel that Niigata is my second home. I have made many friends and I am so glad that we are able to keep in touch through Facebook and LINE. I cannot put everything into words about my fantastic experience. I truly hope that in the future Japan can create the "dokodemo" door, so that we can all be connected by one open door.
Last but not least, I would like to thank the San Diego Japanese Speech Contest Committee and Tachibana sensei for giving me the chance of lifetime.
2016 awardee's report (their last invitation)
We will still be offering a college winner a joint donation of a round trip ticket to Japan by JAL and San Diego Japanese Speech Contest Committee.
Also you can view the contestants speech videos uploaded here at