Happy New Year! At SDSU Be International, a new year means welcoming a new group of study abroad participants and international students to the blog. Before you follow them on their journeys of discovery — both around the world and here in San Diego — let’s get to know a little bit about them!
Most students will take the opportunity to travel around Japan before starting school, and you should. After ending up barreling down the streets of Tokyo with two large pieces of luggage, late for my bus to the airport, feet worn to shreds, and downcast after being turned away by multiple taxi drivers … I have a few words of advice.
Hello all! My name is Sara, a third year student at SDSU majoring in biochemistry and minoring in Chinese.
I recently finished a research summer program, the Amgen Scholars Program, in Japan. Thanks to the Amgen Foundation, I was able to conduct research at the laboratory of plasma membrane and nuclear signaling at Kyoto University, under the guidance of Yoshimura-sensei and Kumeta-sensei. I made a brief video about my experiences in Japan, such as visiting temples and shrines, attending scientific seminars, and attending field trips with my program, etc. I hope you enjoy watching it! Please feel free to ask questions or comment about my experiences.