Category: 2015

Princeton University’s Visiting Student Research Collaborator (VSRC) program

By Fahd S. Khan University of Tokyo — In the year 2015, I was fortunate enough to be selected for the FUTI Global Leadership Award which provided me with the financial assistance to pursue a study program at Princeton University. The reasons for choosing Princeton in particular, were manifold. Firstly, it represented the very zenith…
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GSP Nanoscience

by Carolyn Zhang — This past summer I explored the broad spectrum of nanoscience applications alongside a diverse group of fellow students hailing from top research universities around the world. The Global Summer Program (GSP) Nanoscience course at the University of Tokyo and the support of FUTI granted me one of the most memorable summer…
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My First Summer in Japan

by Kenneth Wu — This summer, I was fortunate enough to be chosen as one of the participants for the University of Tokyo Research Internship Program (UTRIP). Saying that I was overjoyed when I received my acceptance notice would be an understatement describing how I felt. The internship would not only provide me with valuable…
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Stanford Summer International Honors Program at Stanford University

by Daichi Tsuna — This summer I attended the Stanford Summer International Honors Program(SSIHP) as the only student from UTokyo. The SSIHP was a two-month program where students from fourteen countries around the world gathered and spent together in the same dorm, as well as taking classes at the Stanford Summer Session. I had lived…
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Expanding My World Through a Microscope

by Maki Tohmon Pomona College Class of 2017 — March 2015: The news about my most phenomenal summer experience came at the worst time possible. The email I received from the International Liaison Office (ILO) at the University of Tokyo (UT), congratulating me on my acceptance to the University of Tokyo Summer Internship Program (UTSIP)…
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Berkeley Summer Sessions (Summer English Language Studies)

by Haruaki Tamura — Thanks to  the award of FUTI, I could have fruitful days in California, joining Berkeley Summer Session from July 5 to August 15. I took the session for international students to improve English skill. I had two main objectives to join this session: To increase my practical English speaking skill, and…
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FUTI 2015: A Summer in Tokyo

by Krithika Swaminathan — As one of the beneficiaries of the 2015 FUTI Global Leadership Award, I had the unique opportunity to spend three months this summer in Japan researching at the University of Tokyo. The experience was incredibly special in numerous ways, and I am so thankful to Friends of UTokyo, Inc. for giving…
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Nanoscience Global Summer Program at UTokyo

by Claudia See — My summer experience in Japan was truly one of a kind. As a rising junior at Yale majoring in biomedical engineering, I applied to the Nanoscience Global Summer Program (GSP) Program hoping to get an international experience in science research (thanks to the recommendation of Julie Chang, another Yale student who…
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YAL1: Moral Foundations of Politics

by Hiroya Sato — First of all, I would like to thank FUTI for supporting my summer studies in Yale. This scholarship made it possible for me to apply for the program, which was one of the best experiences in my life. It was a very hot day when I arrived in New Haven, Connecticut,…
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UTSIP-Kashiwa

by Masahiro Nakanishi Brown University Class of 2017 — University of Tokyo had always been my dream school since even before the TV series Dragon Zakura was broadcasted. My interest towards University of Tokyo only augmented as I learned more and more about it from various media. In my freshman year of high school, my…
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