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Ethson Villegas

This summer in Japan was my first trip outside of the USA and it was truly an enlightening experience not only professionally but also culturally. As a professional it taught me the importance of communicating in teams in order to advance through projects faster, especially when you don’t have much experience, and the importance of company relations (esp. the senpai kouhai relations which are most likely far more than what I will ever need in America). However, the most important thing Japan taught me was the fact that regardless of culture and location most people just want to meet others who can add value to their life, be it through knowledge or having fun, a revelation that has deeply changed my outlook of the world and makes me want to explore the world now.

Internship Year: 
2 015
Company Name: 
Mitsubishi Research Institute
Tokyo, Japan