I spent almost five months in Shin-Nakano house during summer. It was actually the first time for me to stay abroad on my own for such a long time and I was quite anxious about wether it would be ok or not. But on the first day, while I was feeling a bit homesick, I met all my new sharemates and they were so welcoming that they made me forget all my troubles. Afterwards, I went to several borderless parties, and getting to meet people from so many countries really was an awesome experience. Of course I didn't speak any japanese - and by the way I still don't (wich is kinda normal, unless you're korean ^^) - but by sticking together with everyone you get to learn many things and improve your talking abilities really fast. So if there is one thing I regret about Japan and borderless, it is that I couldn't stay any longer.