What triggered me to go into this field was the realization I had of the importance of international healthcare when I was an undergraduate student. After much thinking on what I can do and what I must do, the conclusion I reached was the Graduate School of International Health Development. I think that the curriculum of the Graduate School of International Health Development, where students first learn specialized knowledge and then experience on-site training, is very meaningful in that it prepares students for future involvement in international healthcare. I was a humanities major and fresh out of college, with very little experience, and I was very anxious when I first enrolled. However, the professors are gracious and thorough in their teachings, enabling me to keep up with my courses. They also lend sympathetic ears to matters outside of classes, which is very encouraging to me. Various students with professions/experiences such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers are studying here, and I feel that the opportunity to share information and knowledge with such people is very valuable. Being in such an environment gives me the confidence that even a beginner like me can do it! I intend to make every effort to make these two years my first important step in my future involvement in international healthcare.