Doctors’ Stories: Study Abroad Seminar June 30

You may be interested in studying abroad and at the same time have many concerns. What can we expect from study abroad experiences?

On June 30, International relations office hosted Fourth Study Abroad Seminar 第4回留学体験セミナー. We have welcomed Dr. Toshiyuki Bohgaki and Dr. Masahiro Onozawa who conducted researches abroad as presenters.


Dr.Bohgaki lived and worked in Toronto for 4 years 8 months.

Dr. Bohgaki talked about his life in Toronto, Canada, and work at Ontario Cancer Institute. Dr. Onozawa talked about his time in Maryland, USA, including his work at NIH (National Institutes of Health).

Both doctors shared practical and personal information, a step-by-step guide to prepare for studying abroad from finding a position, application, financing, insurance, house hunting, car, phone …… until finally returning home.


Dr. Onozawa explained benefits of working at NIH some of which he still is eligible for.

Many thanks to Dr. Bohgaki and Dr. Onozawa for informative and inspiring presentations!


Thank you everyone for coming!


There will be good days and bad days in living and studying abroad. It will involve lots of work and adjustments, sometimes sacrifices, yet overcoming tough times will also be your precious experience.

Studying abroad will be a big decision. We hope stories from two doctors, how they coped with issues they encountered before and after departing Japan, would help you push yourself out of your comfort zone.

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ―  Helen Keller