Member's Voice

FY 2019
  • Thi Trinh
    Current Affiliation :
    Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) School of Materials Science
    Country/Region :
    Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Phan Chu Trinh High School─Teacher)
    Name : Nguyen

How did Sakura Science Plan play a role in your study / research in Japan?

I have never thought that I will study in Japan until I joined Sakura Exchange Program in Science in 2015. When I came Japan I was really impressed about the modern facilities, advanced technologies and the professional research environment. These features excited me to want to pursue my career in research. I think that Sakura Science Plan (SSP) played a very important role for me because if I had not attended this exchange program, I would not have had the inspiring experience and so maybe I would not have chosen Japan to do my PhD.

Please describe your comments freely related to your life in Japan.

I have just come back to Japan so I have many things to do. Studying abroad is never easy. But my professor and the members of my laboratory have helped me a lot. Thus, I can adjust to my life in Japan without too much difficulty.

Please describe your message to people who are going to participate in this program.

If you want to explore and overcome your limit, you should go study abroad. There are many new things you can study and get acquainted in another country. Your thinking will change. It will be more open, more multidimensional and more profound, so your outlook on life will also change. Finally don't forget to prepare your English as much as possible. I know English is not all, but it is a communication tool for global citizens.