"I had fallen in love with Fukuoka within weeks of arriving."
・Name: John Duckworth
・Enrolled Date: September 2015
・Department :Molecular and Material Sciences
・Doctoral degree supervisor :
Green Asia has allowed me to live and work in Japan in a field I chose, an opportunity I never expected to be given! Their emphasis on the importance of ecology and economics during the course of the PhD program is especially appealing to me too, as I intend to work in industry after graduation and consider these to be important, but underappreciated aspects of being an engineer.
Having the program based in Fukuoka has been a real blessing too. I had never heard of Fukuoka before I came here, but within weeks of arriving, I had fallen in love with the place. Rent is cheap, the food is phenomenal, beaches and mountains are a short train ride away, and the city’s small size means you can easily form communities and meet people. I would recommend it to anyone!