国際交流委員会主催「Diversity Speaker Series」講演会を開催しました



On Thursday, November 30, Ram and Tapa, both students of Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University, shared stories from their personal journeys with our nursing students. Ram, a fourth-year student from the media communication department, spoke of being in medical school in Hanoi and wanting to escape to Japan. While, Tapa, a fourth-year student of the international career department, spoke of her exposure to NPOs growing up in Kathmandu, Nepal and her desire to work in a foreign country. Both students spoke of the difficulties they overcame studying Japanese, moving to Japan, and entering a Japanese university. Both students also shared how they were offered jobs in Japan and plan to continue their lives here while hoping to help strengthen ties between Japan and their home countries. Finally, both students spoke of the importance of nurses to be able to communicate with foreign-born patients. Students asked our speakers many questions about traveling in Vietnam and Nepal, food culture and local restaurant recommendations, and popular culture. After the event, a group of first-year students stayed and spoke with Ram and Tapa.