Hello, I’m Wataru Kashima, M1 student. I participated in Internship at University of Oulu. I was in Oulu for one month.
I belonged to the group of Prof. Janne in Department of Computer Science and Engineering. I worked on the implementation of light field rendering which is used for light field displays. My adviser was often next to my desk, so I could often receive valuable advises. However it was difficult for me to communicate with him in English. I asked him unclear parts many times, then I could understand. Probably I could improve my English skill. I often went to eat lunch with my adviser, and he told me many things in Finland. It was interesting. I appreciate it.
I could feel Finnish culture. I took part in Cafe Lingua which is a meeting for international and internationally-minded students at the University of Oulu. I communicated with many Finnish people. I told them Japanese culture, and I asked them their culture. Some things are interesting, the others are curious for me. I was glad to know them. And I participated in the sauna club. In this club, participants entered the sauna together. It’s simple!! We drunk beer in the sauna. In the sauna, I got thirsty, so cold beer was good.
It was not easy to communicate in English, but I had great experiences. And I can feel different styles of everything. It was fresh and interesting. If I have a chance, I’d like to go there again.