The Intensive English Communication Program (IECP) of the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) is one of the best English programs in the United States. It is certainly true that students in the IECP not only improve their English extremely fast but also feel happy and excited when they come to classes. There are many factors leading to this success; however, faculty members and a comprehensive curriculum are two main game-changers for this program.
The Grammar Writing Skill 140 class (GWS 140) is the best evidence for this fact. The GWS 140 teacher – Jackie who is always full of energy brings to her student a huge number of interesting activities in class. Moreover, grammar information that seems to be boring for most of people is turned into the most interesting knowledge for her student. As Trieu (2019) states, Henry feels happy and excited when he learns new verb tenses and grammar structures. He tends to come to class early and ardently takes part in every activity. Based on this photo, Trieu (2019) argues that GWS 140 is Henry’s favorite class.
Another strong evidence for the success of the IECP which is shown in Trieu (2019) study is that the curriculum of every class is built by a thoughtful way. For example, students in the IECP prepared very well and wrote many drafts before doing every big assignment. Specifically, to have the final draft of Ironically Academic Autobiography (IAA) in GWS 140, students are guided to do step 1, step 2, and step 3. Each step is a new better draft. It is clear that those steps are extremely helpful for students. In the step 2 of IAA in GWS 140, Henry wrote about his childhood funny story. It is that when he was a kid, his mother told me that police officers who always there to help everyone are good guys. That is the reason why he called them to help him solve his math homework in third grade. Until now, everyone in his family still tell this funny story and laugh at him when family members gather.
IECP writing classes are extremely amazing because of what students write in their paper. No matter it is an academic or non-academic paper, the information included is very interesting. For example, in GWS 140 class, students write about hilarious stories and favorite toys in their IAA. According to Alanzi (2019), he states that one of the funniest stories in GWS 140 class is Henry’s story. In 8th grade, Henry had to read an article in English on the stage of his class. While he was reading, he mispronounced some words. The problem is that what he said was turned out to swear words and he kept saying that until his teacher told him to stop. It, however, is not the worst part of the story. Unfortunately, his classmates recorded a video and posted on YouTube. After this accident, Henry became famous among his school.
It is noteworthy to mention that language learning is a journey taking time and effort. Many language learners spent from five to ten years influencing a new language. Some of them, as a multilingual, still keep practicing this language everyday after that long learning time. As Ho (2019) said, “I have been speaking English for 10 years, but I think it is not enough. Sometimes, because of mispronouncing, my American friends misunderstand what I try to say. Moreover, using English to make a friend is my biggest challenge when I first came to the U.S. That is the reason why I still keep learning English until now”. It seems that life for multilinguals is not easy. They speak their mother tongue to communicate with family and friends. They also use foreign languages for working and integrate into the world. If someone want to be a multilingual in the future for any reasons, in order to have a best preparation for their language learning journey, they should consider the Intensive English Communication Program (IECP) of the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) – the best intensive English programs in the United States.
Shuaijie is an iecp student. He is from China and came to the U.S. last August (in 2018). It is an exciting experience for him. However, his childhood is fascinating as well. Consequently, in this article, here are some research about Shuaijie. By the research, Shuaijie’s interesting history and personality can be discovered.
Shuaijie has an interesting childhood. His classmate Chen (2019) clarify that “When he was a child, he had a toy car which is an F-1 car. This car is red, and it needs gas to drive. It is his favorite toy in childhood. Furthermore, it is interesting that there are some comments about Shuaijie. Shuaijie was thought as a lazy boy by Ji and Ye (2019, the parents of Shuaijie). Similarly, Gianico (2019) teaching in the IECP illustrates that Shuaijie always sleeps. Ye (2019) reveals that she was riled by Shuaijie very often.
After growing up, when Shuaijie is 18, he needs to enter a university. As Ji (2019) demonstrates, Shuaijie decided to study abroad because Shuaijie was influenced by his parents. His parents thought studying abroad can open eyes and learn different cults. So, they started to prepare all the things. For example, this photo is Shuaijie’s American visa, a necessary thing for studying abroad. Ji (2019) suggests that it is really difficult to do the visa interview. He notes that Shuaijie spent much time and work in order to get this visa. According to Ji (2019), Shuaijie made an appointment for the interview about one month before. He came to Shanghai from his city by train one day before this interview. On that day, described by Ji (2019), Shuaijie got up very early to line up before the embassy. Moreover, Ji (2019) explains that Shuaijie was very nervous about entering the embassy because everything and everyone in it was too formal and serious.
Afterward, there is another awkward thing, “when he first arrived in the U.S., he did not know English very well. So, when he arrived at the custom, they tried to explain to him, but he had difficulty understanding them. Also, he had an issue with “restroom” word.” (Aldossary, 2019) So learning English is essential for Shuaijie.
Language learning is like a journey. According to Wu (2019), his friend Lylian can speak two languages, one is Mandarin and the other one is English. Wu (2019) explains that Lylian was born in the U.S. so she can improve English easily and quickly. However, she still learns Mandarin, one is because her mother asked her to do this, further reason is that she wanted to communicate better in Mandarin.Concerning Shuajie, he is a little different from her. For example, he learnt my second language: English in the U.S., not in his country. What’s more, learning English is like a thing he must do, but for her, learning Mandarin may be just like a habit. But almost things are similar, we all learn English and Mandarin.
Chen (2019) notes that she has a thrilled family. As Chen (2019) shows, this photo is from her family, which is her lovely brother and sister. Chen (2019) thinks her love for her younger siblings is the same. However, according to her brother, Yiji always bought things for her sister and took her out without him. The most common thing her brother says to Chen (2019) is that you do not like me. At this point, Chen (2019) explained that her brother thought the place Yiji took him to was not suitable for him, and the food in the restaurant would also be rejected by his brother. Besides, Chen (2019) gives his younger brother pocket money to go out by himself every time. No matter what Yiji’s brothers think, Chen (2019) thinks having siblings is a good thing and makes her life interesting.
Chen (2019) also describes her family, apart from her naughty and eccentric younger siblings, as well as her parents who like to whisper in her ear. Chen (2019) noticed father’s (n.d.) favorite words in her ear, which is you should study hard. When Chen (2019) plays games, his father (n.d.) gets angry, and he talks to Chen (2019) about the benefits of studying hard. However, Chen (2019) explained that what she hates most is her father (n.d.) making her study hard. On the contrary, Ke, who is Chen’s (2019) mother, is very like to clean the house. Unlike Chen’s father, who oversees her studies every day, Ke’s (n.d.) favorite line to Chen is that she needs to change her eating habits in bed. Chen (2019) mentioned that her favorite thing to do is to lie in bed and do something. For example, one of her favorite things to do in bed is to watch TV while having a snack. According to Chen (2019), it is difficult for her to correct the problem. Whenever Ke (n.d.) sees this scene, she sits on Chen’s (2019) bed and says a bunch of things that are not allowed. Because Ke’s (n.d.) instruction did not work for Chen (2019), she removed the TV from Chen’s room. Therefore, Chen (2019) said she gradually got rid of her love of eating in bed because the TV in the room was taken away by Ke (n.d.). No matter how much Chen’s (2019) parents nag her, she will always love her parents.
In the life of Chen (2019), in addition to family, friends and toys are equally important. When Chen (2019) was still in elementary school, there was a famous cartoon which was called “MashiMaro”. Many people have heard this name think it might be an animated cartoon about cotton candy; however, this is not the case. Mainly the protagonist in the cartoon is a white rabbit, like a cotton candy. Therefore, Chen (2019) liked this lively rabbit at that time. According to Ji (2019), when Yiji asked her mother to buy her a rabbit doll, her mother asked Yiji to do housework to earn money to buy rabbits. Finally, Yiji bought a rabbit doll for a month of housework at home. For Chen (2019), the meaning of this rabbit doll is significant, because she does not like to do housework, she insisted. Chen (2019) describes that this rabbit doll has been accompanying her on her bed since she bought it. Chen has a good friend who has been friends for 8 years. Cai (2019) describes Yiji as a laughing person. She has never seen Yiji lose her smile face. Cai (2019) explained that it may be because Yiji’s smile has infected her so that their friendship is so good. They can share their little secrets together, or they can travel to various places. Of course, they can help each other to solve various problems (Chen, 2019). Chen and Cai (2019) both like to eat a variety of food; their favorite thing is to discuss which restaurant food is best to eat which one It is the most unpalatable. Chen (2019) firmly believes that her friendship with Cai will continue.
The biggest achievement for Chen (2019) is being able to live independently. Before she came to the United States, she spent most of time with her parents. There are many benefits to live with her parents, she doesn’t need to think about anything, and she doesn’t have to worry about your life needs. However, this has led to her not living independently (Chen, 2019). When Chen (2019) left her parents to live independently, she found that everything had changed. In the first month of the United States, Chen was not used to eating American food, but he did not cook. So, in that month she replaced the dinner with instant noodles. Chen (2019) said that eating a month of instant noodles made her feel sick, and she decided to learn how to cook. When Chen (2019) recalled her first cooking experience, she felt ridiculous. She forgot to open the pumping unit and caused the alarm in her room to ring (Chen, 2019). However, the good thing is that Chen began to like the process of cooking, and also liked to study various recipes. Although she is still worried about the alarm sounding again when cooking. When Ke (2019) tasted Yiji’s meal, she felt that her daughter had grown up and they couldn’t worry that Yiji couldn’t take care of herself. For Chen (2019), the biggest failure is also that she can’t live independently. It needs to be maintained by eating instant noodles for one month. She believes that if she is not lazy and learns how to cook with her mother, then she can live a better life without worrying her parents. Also, Chen (2019) believes that learning to cook is a small achievement, but it is actually a big deal. She believes that if she doesn’t cook outside, she needs to spend a lot of money to order food, which will make her body unhealthy. Now, Chen (2019) not only learned how to cook, but also began to cook for the people around him. She thinks this is a very happy thing.
When Chen (2019) studied at Penn State University, there was one thing that made her feel warm. “When she and her friend hit the black bear, she felt very nervous. Because she had never met this thing. However, many Americans stopped the car and asked her if she was injured, helping her. Called the police. This made her feel very warm” (Alkhajah, 2019). This made Chen (2019) feel very moved. When she was not in her own country, there were so many people to help her.
Learning a language is always a lonely journey and a boring life. In the process, people need to constantly cheer up and gain confidence. It’s like someone has spent a bad day on the road, they still need to move on because everyone doesn’t want the trip to end. Learning a language is the same. People have a lot of difficulties learning languages, but they can’t give up or don’t need to continue learning. Chen (2019) said that it was felt when she first studied English; however, Wu (2019) described his friends as feeling very happy and passionate when they were learning the language. Also, learning a language can bring more fun to life (Henderson, 2019). In Chen (2019)’s life, English really entered her life when she came to the United States to study. At the same time, she became a multilingual. Chen (2019) believes that the identity of a multilingual person makes her feel a little inconvenient. For example, when a family travels to the United States, Chen (2019) needs to act as a tour guide and also translates to her family. Sometimes speaking more English, she also forgot some of her first language (Chen, 2019). While, Chen (2019) also believes that learning another language will allow her to learn different knowledge.
As a person grows, there is always something that a person loves to do or make. Making something with proficiency results has a good influence on people. It gives them the enthusiasm to practice their hobbies with high-level expectations. Cooking is one of the wonderful hobbies. Norah has enjoyed cooking and she has been improving her cooking abilities since she was a teenager. As Aldobaiy (2019) states, this photo perfectly shows Norah’s cooking abilities and her eagerness to copy the restaurant’s recipes. The recipe in the photo was not easy to make; moreover, it takes time as a breakfast recipe to be made and it needs precision regarding heat temperature.
Norah grows up in an educated family aiming for high-level education for all the family members. Norah has been very good in school achievements and her grades were always high. Besides, Norah has always been looking forward to developing her hobbies since she was a little girl such as, crafts and cooking. Her siblings have always enjoyed recipes made by her.However, the focus of Norah’s parents was how high the performance of their children in school. As Aldobaiy (2010), Norah’s mom, confirmed that the well-educated girl should not waste her valuable time in the kitchen cooking. However, in the case of the relationship between family, Aldobaiy (2011), Norah’s dad, believes that a great role of communication practicing something you love will make yourself and people around you happy. Another, some people communicate with their family and friends using their hobbies as a way to make a great connection between the family. Such as decorating a room in the family house or cooking some delicious food for the family to gather them which can be a way to create connections.
According to Alamar (2019) having more than one language opens the world. Norah has had a desire that makes her always interested in learning English as a second language. Back in years when Norah was in school age, she was persistence to learn English even by her own. However, learning English or another language is a big deal. WU (2019) admit that even though being a multilingual person is a challenge, it also gives a great opportunity to have more than a culture. One of the most important results that Norah found herself interested in when she learned English is that she becomes a self-educator. According to Aldobaiy (2019), Norah, “English has more educational sources to read, which opens a new window of exploring life and learning new things” (P, n.d.).
Beside hobbies and school life, Norah has enjoyed herself being in a great environment of social life in terms of her family environment. Conversely, Aldobaiy (2019) from my perspective, having a good friendship relationship outside the family is a challenge. Norah is very cautious and slow choosing her friends. ALshlash (2019) Although, Norah seems like a person who does not want to have any friends when she has a person as a friend she is the most amazing friend. ALshlash (2019) admit that she spent one year with Norah in the same classroom until they become formal friends, then one year later finally we become finally informal friends. According to ALshlash (2019) building a friendship with Norah “was a very long process” (p, n.d.).
Back in Norah’s childhood, she has enjoyed playing with dolls when she was little. It is no doubt Norah’s favorite toys. This love does not stop there, Norah still in love with the dolls even when she grows up. Luckily Norah now has two little daughters and she continued her journey buying dolls and stuffed animals. Alhomody (2019), Norah’s Friend, mentions that Norah’s house is built out of dolls, Norah definitely has her children as an excuse to buy dolls and she definitely buys them for herself.
Even though every life has some difficulties, Norah’s life has been wonderful because she has an optimistic personality and she believes in positivity. Norah has been enjoying her hobbies and she keeps practicing them.
A full scholarship covering tuition, living expenses, book/supplies, and health insurance is very well-known among students. Having a scholarship encourages the learning spirit within scholars and supports them to devote themselves to studying. Many studies have consistently shown that it is very wasteful if Henry cannot get one.
He deserves to have a full scholarship to study about business in the U.S because the best Henry includes some wonderful knowledge, many perfect physical skills, and the ability of earning a lot of money. His friends revealed that they all agree and have the same idea about this issue. Seo (2018) indicated that Henry has seemed to be very hard-working by reading books relating to his major in free time. Besides, this study noted that he likes to write his ideas or thoughts on various topic and travels to explore new locations. Evidence being proved above leads to an obvious truth that Henry should receive a full scholarship.
Both Henry’s friends and his family are involved in discussing this topic. Two days ago, a long funny survey that mentioned Henry’s strengthens, weaknesses, and specialists was finished by his sister. Eating and sleeping were listed in turn as the strongest and most annoying quality. In the document “Survey Questions & Responses”, Henry’s sister (2018) stated that “there is no food that you cannot eat” and “I can’t understand why and how you can sleep everywhere and every time like this. You take a nap every single second, don’t you?”. Those ideas provide us the picture of a special Henry. Thanks to that abilities, he makes himself different and distinct from other competitors on the way of exploring a scholarship. The more people argue to this topic, the more truth has come out. There is no doubt that a full scholarship should be given to Henry.
Last but not least, another essential supporting thing utilized in Henry’s scholarship application is his achievement in recent months. During the Fall 2018 semester in the IECP, many goals have been accomplished by Henry. One of the proudest achievements is understanding Arabic in some specific situations. In the beginning of this semester, listening to Arabic seems to be the biggest challenge for Henry. However, this experience known as culture shock has brought an incredible benefit. He comes to the United States and studies at the IECP in order to learn English, but when he spoke English and thought about vocabulary, he could understand Arabic or the contexts that his friends who speak Arabic were talking about. He has realized that on the road of exploring English, he had learned Arabic by some ways. “It is a kind of killing two birds with one stone”, Henry said. If he could go back time in August 2018, he should have wished that beside many popular languages such as English, German, French, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, he probably needs to learn Arabic as well. That is the reason why Henry decided to stay one more semester at the IECP so as to learn both English and Arabic. “I believe that he can get a full scholarship later” (Trieu, 2018).
From all of the reasons above, an undeniable fact is that Henry totally has chance to get a full scholarship. His characteristics, strengthens, weaknesses, specialists, abilities, and achievements were shown as strong evidence. In the future, he should work conjunction with his friends, family, and teachers to produce a specific plan and make his dream come true.
Researchers have found that there is a common feature, which is an attitude, amongst college students. This paper will prove whether or not the discovery from researchers is true by giving Yeeji’s autobiography, and then, it will provide suggestion for using free time effectively. Through Yeeji’s autobiography, moreover, this paper found that Yeeji also have the same attitude with the finding in the researches due to challenge and the relationship between the attitude and family culture.
The first finding is that Yeeji has a problem to start a class in the early morning with waken brain. For example, Yeeji doesn’t speak more in the morning than in the afternoon. Gadi (2018) states that Yeeji is usually working quietly in a class. With regard to the fact, Inji Seo, Yeeji’s younger sister, has revealed the reason why the situation happens. She insists that studying in the early morning represents a hurdle for Yeeji. The best way to study for Yeeji is to start studying earlier before starting a class so as to wake up her brain (Inji and Moad, 2018).
The second discovery is that the attitude is formed by family culture for Yeeji. According to her father, this attitude is influenced by curfew hours (2018). Even though her father gives specific time to come back to home, Yeeji arrives the home late time around 12am. It could be hard to focus something in the morning for Yeeji due to not enough sleep time (Seo, 2018). Seo strongly believes that because his belief is informed by similarities which Seo already had (Seo, 2018). Moad has suggested that Yeeji should know when the effective time is to achieve Yeeji’s goal, applying for master degree in Curriculum and Instruction Department. Moreover, it is good for Yeeji to have free time such as walking outside before she studies (Moad, 2018).
To solve the problem about the attitude, using the time before starting a class is efficient for Yeeji. At that time, Yeeji can read many articles since Yeeji said that she wants to read lots of types of articles if she can go back to the beginning of the semester. During this semester, Yeeji had challenge to use prepositions and write sentences’ forms in various ways in a class in the morning. Therefore, reading some articles in the free time can help to get grammar and language sense, and it also helps to wake up Yeeji’s brain before starting a class.
Haruna is studying at Penn State University as an exchange student. Since she came to Penn State, she met many people who have different culture from all over the world and she experienced various things. Through them, she found new things about herself. For example, her personality and culture. Therefore, in this autobiography she interviewed her mother and her classmate in order to know about herself more. First, she will mention about her personal information and family. Next, she is going to describe about her experience at Penn State.
At first, she interviewed her classmate, Ali. He is studying about Haruna to learn different culture. The study notes that Haruna Sasaki is a Japanese woman who was born in Aomori, Japan. In addition, the study also reported that she later moved to Ibaraki, Japan where she lived by herself for 3 years. Another study has found that she arrived at State College on August 8th to continue her studies as an international student. Moreover, she will study International Corporation next semester, and after that she will be returning to Japan. Ali (2018) describes that Haruna picked Penn State instead of other universities because the students are more active. In addition, she picked this university because she doesn’t like rural areas and other universities are in more rural areas than here. As Ali (2018) has shown, her hobbies are shopping, singing and traveling. In addition, the research found that Haruna’s face denotes that she is from Asia.
Next, she interviewed her mother, Michiko. Haruna was raised by Michiko. According to Michiko (2018), Haruna’s strength is that she is kind for everyone and she is bright and cheerful. On the other hand, her weakness is that she is stubborn. The best memory that Michiko was impressed by Haruna is that Haruna performed the song “Canon” she selected by herself at the piano concert when she was 8 years old. The similarity between Haruna and Michiko is both of them are easygoing. However, Michiko mentioned Haruna doesn’t care the small things and it is different from Michiko. In addition, Haruna has changed from the past because she becomes not to be timid with strangers. On the other hand, the same point of her as before is that she is kind and an eager beaver. Michiko noted she wants Haruna to have a dream and make it come true, have own family and live with them while working. Moreover, Michiko hopes Haruna would be healthy, take good care of herself and not forget the gratitude to people around her. Finally, Michiko was surprised by Haruna because she changed to be active and she is studying abroad although she was very timid with strangers and shy girl when she was a child.
Next, she explains her experience at Penn State. The research has discovered that Haruna has gained weight since she came to Penn State. It’s because she lives in the dormitory and the dining has a lot of American food. Moreover, she really enjoys American food there. The study also found she definitely needs to go to the gym to burn away her fat.
Haruna’s proudest achievement this semester is that she could make many friends and learn their different cultures including their religious, ideas. On the other hand, the biggest difficulty for Haruna this semester is communication in English. She has struggled with listening to English spoken too fast for her and telling what she wants to say. However, she could improve her English because she talked a lot with her roommate studying Japanese. Haruna taught her roommate Japanese in English and it was very helpful to develop her speaking. In addition, her classmates of IECP are very nice people and they talked to her friendly. It helped her to practice speaking and enjoy her life here. Haruna really appreciates the kindness given by her classmates. In addition, Haruna wishes she could tell herself a few month ago that she will meet friends from Saudi Arabia, Spain and Korea. Then she would study those languages a little bit in order to enjoy communication in various language more.
In conclusion, through this research, she found that she has been helped by many people in her life. Especially, she really appreciates her classmates’ kindness. Thanks to them, she could enjoy the IECP classes and her life at Penn State. She is going to miss her classmates, but she promises to visit her friends’ countries in the future.
There are data which show that the average life expectancy of Japanese women is more than eighty. Therefore, the world has paid attention to Japanese women’s daily lives and characteristics. This study reveals what type of person Yuko, who came from Japan eight months ago, is. The one fact that has already been known about Yuko before this study is that a typical Yuko consists of a large amount of Japanese food, several pounds of Lindt chocolates, and Haagen-Dazs ice cream (Otaki, 2017). The purpose of this study is to understand the ecology of Yuko and detect the main cause of the high average life expectancy of Japanese women from her data.
First, Kawaguchi (2018) explained Yuko’s characteristics because she is Yuko’s mother and the person who knows the most about her. According to her study, the characteristics of Yuko are referred as a little shy with new people. Yuko takes a while to get used to talking with them. Once she get used to new people she will start talking more and treasure the friends. As Kawaguchi (2018) indicated, Yuko has been good at emphasizing and thought about other people’s feeling as her name, which means “kind girl”. Ji (2018) stated that the main reason for her emphasizing is that Yuko is an only child. Therefore, her parents worried about relationships between others and her, and they always taught her the importance of walking in other’s shoes. According to Otaki (2018), Yuko appreciates what her parents have done for her.
Moreover, there are some studies about her hobbies. Ji (2018) found that Yuko has a lot of hobbies, such as eating, cooking, watching musicals, and traveling. In fact, some studies have consistently reported that Yuko is excited when she travels to many new places in the U.S. She spends much time on traveling because she has to go back to Japan soon next March. Ji (2018) got the reason about this and noted that Yuko came here because of her husband’s job. However, from a survey by Kawaguchi (2018), it is observed that Yuko has no desire in cold. She tends not to have motivation to do anything and cannot even get out of bed.
Kawaguchi (2018) provided Yuko’s mother’s favorite memory of Yuko in her childhood. It was the first time when Yuko’s mother could hear Yuko’s first words. Yuko’s mother opened the curtain in the morning as usual. At that time, Yuko, who was baby, woke up and greeted. The first words spoken by Yuko was “Good morning”.
There are some studies about Yuko after she grew up. For example, Ji (2018) notes that Yuko has a master degree in Japan. Her major is biochemistry because she is interested in ecology. In fact, as Kawaguchi (2018) describes, Yuko’s university life was considered as enjoyable. She spent a lot of time with her friends more than her family. Moreover, she became free-spirited. For example, she got her hair streaked hot pink. They didn’t understand about her thinking.
Ji (2018) updates how Yuko’s life is. This study showed that Yuko’s life at State College for one year is too short for her. Otaki (2018) shows that Yuko has been studying English in IECP since May in 2018. She has studied academic writing in IECP in order to improve her English used for her job. Her proudest achieve this semester has been using various grammar. Before this semester, her writing was boring because she used same patterns such as places of transitions. Now, however, she knows how to make writing more attractive. The biggest challenge for Yuko this semester was not to write the sentence considered as weird by native speakers. Even if it is grammatically correct, sometimes it does not work. Therefore, to distinguish the difference was hard for her. If Yuko could have advised to herself before this semester, she would have told her not to worry about her writing and that her teacher, Jackie, would teach her. If Yuko could have done it, she would have made writings funnier with relaxed feelings.
Overall, Yuko is a little shy with new people but she came to the U.S, which she had never been to, and she has studied academic English. It is sometimes hard to her to study it. However, the traveling, which is one of her many hobbies, is the motivation that encourage her study. Moreover, her good memories with her family and friends support her in the new place. According to this ecology of Yuko, this study detected that the main cause of the high average life expectancy of Japanese women may be their keeping on challenging and enjoying their lives like Yuko. Three points, which are to set a goal, work towards achieving that goal, and enjoy the progress, can make their lives meaningful. Yuko mentioned that she will never stop her challenging.