The clock has changed to summer time! Week 12 became a very important point in the first year of my research in all respects.

I did my first stab at writing a draft and sent it to my supervisors. The 3,000-word summary covers two main aspects: the healthcare system and linguistic studies in health settings.

I made new friends this week. We met in a training session, and they spoke to me after we finished it. I was happy to be spoken to, as I had previously been alone in all sessions. After having a conversation with them, I realised that most of the students work independently and feel isolated. We are all the same. Two British guys told me that they lived in Japan and came back here last year.

Spring semester has ended this week. I am feeling much less stressed.

 

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My achievements from Week 12

  • finished writing my first stab
  • made lovely friends through the training sessions
  • completed 10-week teaching!

Goals for the next week

  • take a day off