Category: IARU-GSP

Japan in Today’s World Summer 2018

Cassandra Hsiao Cultural Excursion  In Spirited Away, a giant monster of dirt, mud, and slush enters the bathhouse. Chihiro is the only one who dares approach this pile of stink and gets to work right away, turning on the giant water faucet and dousing the creature. Then, she finds a handle curiously sticking out from…
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Friends of University of Tokyo (FUTI) Scholarship Report

Sarim Abbas This summer, I am grateful to have received the FUTI Global Leadership Award, a scholarship that helped me fund my studies at the University of Tokyo (UTokyo). There, I was enrolled in the IARU Global Summer Program, and studied an Introduction to Japanese Language and Sustainable Urban Management. The award helped clear away…
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My Experience at the University of Tokyo

by Surbhi Bharadwaj — This July I participated in the International Alliance of Research Universities – Global Summer Program (IARU-GSP) at the University of Tokyo. I took a course titled TOK3: Japan in Today’s World and had the opportunity to learn about Japanese public policy and its evolving position in international politics and economy. The…
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IARU’s Sustainable Urban Management at the University of Tokyo

by Beatrice Ciabattoni — When I first discovered the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), I was utterly enthralled in the various programs that were offered for the summer of 2017. I finally chose the University of Tokyo’s course on Sustainable Urban Management as this topic was closest to my course of study and interests.…
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IARUGSP at University of California, Berkeley

by Haruka Tsuchiya — Thanks to the International Alliance of Research Universities, I participated in the Global Summer Program held by University of California Berkeley, and took the course of “Islamophobia and Constructing Otherness”. I’m very grateful to FUTI for the generous scholarship. My career goal is to go into the diplomatic service and deepen…
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Beauty in Japan

By Grace Pan — When I first stepped foot onto Japanese soil a few weeks ago, I could not help but gape in awe at everything around me. Everything looked exactly how I imagined it to be: flat roofed suburb houses, narrow alleyways flanked by backyard fences, telephone wires swaying over rice fields. It was…
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FUTI Report

By Jeffrey Gau — After graduating from Yale, I spent a month at the University of Tokyo (UTokyo) taking courses titled “Introduction to the Japanese Language” and “Nanoscience.” I had expected to simply attend lectures and learn classroom material. However, my experience far exceeded my expectations. Through the language course, I developed a strong foundation…
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Japan in Today’s World

By Tianyi Dong — I’m extremely grateful to FUTI for their generous scholarship that allowed me to participate in the Global Summer Program at the University of Tokyo. It’s impossible to overstate my excitement of finally visiting Tokyo where so much history that I have learned in class actually took place. There is so much…
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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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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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