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2012 Report on Short-term Visiting Program in Taiwan

Taiki Iwabuchi: M1, Master's Program in Medical Sciences

Accepting Laboratory: Dr.TK Li Laboratory

Taiwan Report

   The stay in National Taiwan University gave me so wonderful experience and valuable opportunities to learn about the culture and people in Taiwan. I went to Taiwan to study in National Taiwan University for two weeks.
   The first week, I worked in Tsai Kun-Li laboratory and did some experiments, comet assay and Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) with the students. However, it was difficult for me to understand the background and some technical terms during the research. I couldn't understand them sometimes. I thought that it was so hard to discuss the research in English. But the students in this lab were so kind and proficient in the experiments, and taught me the background of research and how to use cells and instruments again and again. When I could make myself understood in English, I was deeply moved.
   The second week, I took the some lessons to learn the methods of some experiments, including immunofluorescence, real-time PCR, western blotting, DGGE. I had never done some of these experiments, so it was really meaningful time for me. The lectures done by teachers and teaching assistants were so clear that it was easy to understand the principles and the meaning of the experiments.
   In the last of the summer school, I had the opportunity to give a presentation in English. It was first time for me to present my research in English. It was difficult for me to make presentation slides and explain my research in English. But the students in the Tsai Kun-Li laboratory helped me very much to make presentation, so I really appreciate them very much. Thanks to them, it was a good presentation for me, but I couldn't answer very well to the final questions after presentation. I thought I need an ability to discuss a research in English.
   After school, my Taiwanese friends took me to restaurants and famous places so I had really wonderful time and precious experiences. Every day I was very happy thanks to my friends. I had so great days in Taiwan.
   I had no foreign friends until I went to Taiwan. I changed my mind to make friends with someone in Taiwan. I found out that there are differences in culture and sensitivity between foreign people and Japanese. I think that it is important for us to learn from and respect differences. I think that we should show understanding to other cultures. Then, we will improve international relations. After I came back to Japan, I'm more interested in studying abroad and in the international situation than I was before. I would like to go all over the world in the future. I hope to try studying abroad, go in international internships and to be an international person.

(From report)


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