Member's Voice

FY 2023
  • Shreya
    Current Affiliation :
    Kendriya Vidyalaya Noida
    Country/Region :
    Name : Shreya

Reflecting on the Sakura Science Exchange Program in Japan is like revisiting a dream that has left an indelible mark on my perspective and aspirations. As a participant from India, I am compelled to express the profound impact this experience has had on us.

The magic of the program unfolded in the interactions among students of similar ages but from five different countries. The cultural exchange was not merely an event. It was a dynamic, ongoing dialogue that broadened our understanding and appreciation for diversity.

The carefully curated itinerary immersed us in the richness of Japan's heritage and scientific prowess. From the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kiyomizu Dera Temple to the cutting-edge RIKEN Center for Computational Science, every visit was a revelation. The opportunity to interact with students at Kyoto High School provided insights into the dedication to education, transcending geographical boundaries and we were honored to meet Prof. Kitagawa, whose wisdom and achievements added a layer of inspiration to our journey.

This transformative journey has ignited a passion for science and technological research within me. The exposure to diverse perspectives and groundbreaking research at Kyoto University and the RIKEN Center for Computational Science has fueled my curiosity and shaped my future goals.

As I look ahead, I am inspired to pursue excellence in my chosen field, embracing the lessons learned during this program. The Sakura Science Exchange Program has not only deepened my understanding of science and culture but has also instilled in me the importance of fostering connections that transcend borders.

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the Sakura Science Program for orchestrating this remarkable experience. The impact of this program will resonate within me, guiding my path as a global citizen committed to unity and collaboration.