After I joined Sakura Science Plan in 2015, I came back to Japan one year later as a special visiting student under JASSO Program (scholarship for short-term study) for 2 months period. For the time being, I am expecting to continue my PhD study on November 2017 in Kyushu University. This Sakura Science program has given me a better view on the opportunity of postgraduate study in Japan.
I stayed in Japan nearly 3 months. 2 weeks for Sakura Science Program and 2 months for JASSO Program. I absolutely enjoy my life during that time. I really love Japanese cuisine and their culture. In addition, Japanese people are so friendly and nice. Besides, my professors and labmates are also very supportive. They support me in terms of my research study. I really feel like my second home to me.
I definitely encourage other students to join Sakura Science program because you can learn a lot of new things. In addition, you can get new friends which is good for your networking purpose. Besides, you can have a point of view on how to further study in Japan and find the suitable scholarship which is good for your career and study development. Lastly, absolutely you will have the chance to get know about Japan, their beautiful culture, awesome people and others. Wish you all the best and don't ever give up even it just for seconds!