Uyen Le Tran Chieu
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan
What are you doing now and where?
I have been a student in the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University for the past year which is located in Beppu, Japan.
Do you feel that BVIS prepared you well for your academic and work career?
BVIS gave me more than I needed in terms of my academic knowledge as well as other useful skills, including being exposed to such an international environment, which prepared me really well for moving abroad.
What do you miss most about BVIS?
My life as a high school student, seeing my friends every day, and the teachers, too – here at university I am with almost 200 others student listening to one professor, things like small talk and bonding with teachers like we did at BVIS seem impossible.
What skills did you learn at BVIS that you found helpful in your ‘life after BVIS’?
My communication skills. While I was still at BVIS, I was in an international environment where English and communication are a must. Hence, not only my formal spoken English is great, but also my social and small talk vocabulary. It really helps later on when you want to make friends with new people. Furthermore, the school gave me such a useful academic background, which I really needed for a lot of my courses at the university.