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Declare yourself

Hideki Muneyoshi, Class of 2004; M.S., Creative Studies

BY MARY A. DURLAK

Hideki Muneyoshi

Hideki Muneyoshi was pretty sure he knew what he was doing when he chose Buffalo State. Now he┐s positive.

Muneyoshi, who researched more than 400 American colleges and universities before choosing Buffalo State, is more than satisfied with his choice. Everything has worked out--professors, fellow students, student organizations, the college itself, and the creative studies program.

The professors in general have been friendly, scholarly, and funny. "You don┐t need coffee to stay awake in class," Muneyoshi joked.

Another big plus in class is the discussion. Muneyoshi said that student participation is especially meaningful to him because he comes from a country where professors lecture and students listen. He has learned a great deal from the opinions and ideas expressed by other students.

Muneyoshi was pleasantly surprised that he didn┐t encounter any problems adjusting to life at an American college, a fact he credits to the help the college gives to students from other countries. He believes that the college "proactively gets rid of the seeds of problems for international students."

His professors here have helped him connect with academic associations and scholars in his native country. Muneyoshi plans to use those connections, along with the skills he's learning and the degree he will receive, to start a nonprofit center for creative education in Japan. He hopes that this center will be the place that people in Japan will point to and say, "If you want to improve your creativity, go there."

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