Sophia University

Academics Student voices

I have come to cherish my own ethnicity and my background more than ever by entering the Faculty of Liberal Arts at Sophia University. Coming from Mongolia, the landlocked country with only two neighbors, the diversity of the FLA community struck me. For such community, the variety of FLA curriculums provides the solid foundation to learn and acknowledge the cultural differences and to think globally with a critical mind. In many of my classes from the IBE major, I could deepen my understanding of timely issues and controversial topics of the Japanese and the global economy. Furthermore, the in-class discussions encourage students to share their values and experiences, which become a great resource for a multicultural understanding. The higher level IBE courses often include group assessments, allowing students to further hone their presentational and teamwork skills. Altogether, I strongly believe Sophia’s liberal arts education is enriched by the skillful guidance of the professors and each student’s contribution of their distinctive experiences.