After a year of being here,
I am proud to say that I am glad that I chose Tufts.
Of course, there was a period of rough times,
And I sometimes doubted myself whether or not my decision of choosing this school was right.
But all in all, I am just glad to be here.
To give reasons…
The academic environment
I have my friends who I can call “best friends”.
I was able to make many connections with people on and off campus.
I was able to fit myself into the Japanese community in Boston.
Living a busy campus life near a city where people are constantly going in and out,
I have really felt the importance of the encounter between people.
There is a famous proverb in Japanese called “Ichi-go-ichie”, reminding us to treasure every meeting with one another, and I feel like I finally really recognition why people in Japan treasure this word.
And this recognition allowed me to work to improve my communication skills with people.
To move on to the topic of the academic environment at Tufts.
One of the parts I like about the Tufts curriculum is that it allows us to be able to take classes that we want out of curiosity (not just major/graduation/premed requirements). For me, this was a biomedical engineering class. Currently, I am the only arts and science students, lost in a class with only Engineers. Fun though!
Since I have at least 4 more years of school after undergrad, I really appreciate the fact that I can use my 4 years in undergrad to explore what I really want to do and to find out whether I want to devote the rest of my career life in the health field.
I am still a second year.
There is still a chance that I may give up on becoming a doctor.
However, I am grateful for the fact that I was able to place myself in an environment where I will be able to explore my interest and still expand my possibilities.
I hope you guys enjoyed my first blog!
I will be posting every month so stay tuned! ^o^