2017

Coolest Summer at Berkeley

by Anna Cheung — I could hardly believe that two months had passed and my time at Berkeley had ended when I finally arrived the Narita Airport in Tokyo. During this summer, I had taken two courses, one about “Business Speaking” and the other one about “Analytic Decision Modeling Using Spreadsheets”, in order to learn different cultural differences through formal discussions and sharpen my skills in data analysis. In the former course, I was able to learn and understand the cultural differences and how the nurturing culture affects the way people negotiate, think, decide or act under varying circumstances....
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2017

Berkeley Summer Sessions 2017

by Simon Oberhoffer — This summer, I had the honor to spend six fulfilling, productive and very insightful weeks at the University of California, Berkeley. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Friends of UTokyo, Inc., for making this stay possible through their exceptionally generous financial support in the course of the FUTI Global Leadership Award. During my time at UC Berkeley (also referred to as “Cal”), I participated in the Berkeley Summer Sessions, which allow international students to choose from a wide variety of regular Cal courses. I selected two courses, namely “Leadership” and “Special Topics...
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2016

My Mid-summer Dream at Stanford University

By Yuchen Yan — Standing in front of San Francisco International Airport, I could not believe that I was really leaving Stanford University. Two months ago, I came to Stanford University, one of the best institutes in the world, as a participant of the Stanford Summer International Honors Program. Astonished by the spacious and gorgeous campus upon arrival, I moved into Branner Hall where I met students from around the globe. My roommate was a lovely and energetic girl from Hong Kong University, majoring in Economics, and from the first day we had shared our different and similar studying...
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2016

Report of Yale Summer Session

By Ayaka Seki — I participated in Yale Summer Session from July 4th to August 5th (five weeks) thanks to the generous support from FUTI. Most part of Yale Summer Session was held in the campus of Yale University in New Haven. New Haven was not a big city, but all we needed was provided by Yale and we did not have inconvenience. Moreover, we could enjoy many restaurants in New Haven because its downtown was near to the campus. We stayed at the dormitories of Yale. Yale has 12 dormitories, which are called “residential colleges.” I was at...
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2016

Berkeley Summer Program

By Nonoko Kawabata — With a generous support from Friends of UTokyo, Inc, I spent an unforgettable summer at University of California, Berkeley. In this report, I would like to share my experience. The main purposes of participating in this program were to improve my English skill and to widen my view of my research field. To fulfill these purposes, I attended two classes during the program; one was about “Conflict Resolution” and the other was about “Clinical Psychology”. Actually, there are countless number of conflicts in the world, range from neighborhood quarrels to conflicts between countries. In the...
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2015

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 to understand the difference of behavior and values between Japanese students and other students from various countries. During summer session, I took two classes. First one is “Business Speaking” where I made discussion, presentation in terms of business issues. In addition to in-class tasks,...
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2015

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, the city where Yale University is located. However, I decided to walk from the New Haven Union Station to the residential college I would be staying in for the next five weeks. To be honest, the city of New Haven itself was not so...
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2015

English for Law (Yale English Language Institute)

by Takato Masuda — I participated in “English for Law” course, one of the English Language Institute (ELI) programs at Yale University, from June 29 to August 7. In that course students came from all over the world: Mexico, Ecuador, Spain, Italy, Turkey, India, South Korea and so on. I took “The U.S. legal system and the Constitution” as my morning class and the written/oral legal communication class in the afternoon. Also I had the class named “Laws, Morals, and Professional Responsibility” on every Tuesday evening. The morning class was the introduction to American law. Even in a short...
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2015

Berkeley Summer Sessions

by Tokuyou Li — Thanks to the huge support from FUTI, I had the great opportunity to participate in a summer session at UCBerkeley, the top public school in the United States. Thank you very much. During the three weeks I spent in the school, I had a lot of fun in both studying and at leisure. In this paper, I would like to share some of my experiences during my program. From July 27th to August 14th, I attended the 2015 Summer School program at UCBerkely. In this program I took three courses which were “Race and American...
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2014

Summer session at the University of California, Berkeley

by Yuka Kakinuma — Thanks to the FUTI award, I got a great opportunity to study in the University of California, Berkeley from May 27th to July 2nd. UC Berkeley was the second school I attended in the United States. Right before moving to UC Berkeley, I was studying in Harvard University as a one-year Visiting Student. Since I am interested in the business of media content, especially Japanese animation, I took classes about media studies in Harvard and MIT. There I could learn academic perspectives, but I got interested in studying more on-site business method of media. That...
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