I would like to say that my 2 years at IUJ has been one of the best periods in my life.
As with graduate students in Economics in common, in the first year, I was heavily trained in basic Economics knowledge, from theoretical subjects (e.g., Micro and Macroeconomics) to analytical courses (e.g., Econometrics, DSGE) using various statistical packages such as E-views, STATA, MATLAB and Dynare. My second year of study was mainly focused on writing term papers and my thesis, where I applied the knowledge gained earlier. Indeed, in my workplace, these types of knowledge and experience support me in providing analytical notes on economic conditions.
Apart from the excellent academic experiences, I also reaped benefits of being a part of multi-cultural student body. I continuously learned how to share ideas with people from different backgrounds and perspectives. The intensive and extensive interactions with people from different countries and cultures equipped me with better interpersonal skills.
There are many things to say about the goodness of IUJ, including the outstanding library and computing services, interesting club activities, various events with the local community, and many more. To sum up, IUJ gave me not only the best study experience ever but also gave me the privilege of learning about others cultures, beliefs and perspectives. These all have helped me to succeed in my career after IUJ.
Come to IUJ, you will not be disappointed.
W hen I first came to the IUJ campus, I was amazed at its peaceful beauty. Our school is surrounded by hot springs, mountains, forests, and rice fields. This peaceful atmosphere at IUJ makes it a wonderful place for studying. I really like the vision of students from more than 50 countries gathering in the middle of a valley in Japan to study, to establish network connections and to explore the rest of the world together.
Unlike its relaxing surroundings, academic life at IUJ is challenging. My first year in the IDP program was flooded with assignments, quizzes, presentations, papers, and exams. However, with great guidance from enthusiastic professors, the tough program made my effort much more rewarding. After one year, I realized that my economics understanding had been improved greatly in terms of both theory and practice. I strongly believe that the knowledge and skills I have gained from IUJ will enable me to advance my career in the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam upon graduation. IUJ campus life is very enjoyable. Only-in-IUJ events such as Open day and Asian Night highlight its international diversity with traditional customs, food, music and dance from every corner of the globe. Most of the students live on campus so we have great opportunities to know each other well in daily life. The friends I meet and the time we are together in IUJ are invaluable in making my life more meaningful.
After one year studying at IUJ, I know I made the right decision to come here. If I had to choose again, I would still choose IUJ for its peaceful surroundings, high education quality and international diversity.