Friendships Found at QSoE
Jose Izquierdo & Ryosuke Nunomura
Q: Where are you from? It is urban or rural?
Jose: La Paz, Baja, Mexico. It’s a city on the beach, a bit bigger than Kingston.
Ryosuke: Nishinomiya, Japan. It’s a city, larger than Kingston, with mountain, beaches, and a lot of tourists.
Q: Why did you choose Queen’s School of English as your language school?
Jose: Because of QSoE’s great reputation.
Ryosuke: Because it is close to New York City!
Q: If someone were to visit your hometown, what should they be sure to experience or explore?
Jose: La paz has a lot of restaurants and bars that are right on the beach that are very fun. We also have great golfing. I like to wakeboard. Lots of people like to dive with the sealions and whale sharks.
Ryosuke: Similar to Kingston, we have some malls where people like to shop. It’s very nice to go for a hike on the mountain in the city.
Q: How long have you been studying English? How did you begin learning the language prior to QSoE?
Jose: I always had about 1 hour of English per day in school.
Ryosuke: I’ve been taking English class for about 7 years in school, once per week.
Q: What are your education and/or career goals?
Jose: I want to study business at a Mexican university.
Ryosuke: I also want to be a businessman; I’m in my second year of university in Japan studying business.
Q: What do you like to do in your free time – any sports?
Ryosuke: Also tennis; we play together a lot here at Queen’s on the outdoor courts.
Q: Have you traveled to other countries? Which ones?
Jose: Yes: Europe (English, France…and others), the United States (Nevada, California, New York City, Washington D.C., Chicago, Boston), and the Caribbean
Ryosuke: Hawaii, China, and Thailand.
Q: Do you hope to travel in the future? Name a country you would love to visit.
Jose: Yes, I want to go to Singapore next.
Ryosuke: I can’t wait to go to the United States!