Applying Knowledge and Experience from
IATSS Forum & Paying Forward to Community

Participant's Voices


  • Country : Vietnam
  • Forum : 51st batch (2014 Spring Forum)
I can’t believe I will be in Japan in exact 2 months from now. I have been dreaming about this for months and now it is finally coming. For me, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. I found myself extremely lucky to be a part of this event, a great opportunity that will not happen often in life. I will learn and share my opinions with friends from different countries, different cultures with different backgrounds and perspectives; I will be surrounded by young excellent minds. How cool and great is that. I feel nervous and exciting at the same time. I know it would be life-changing, I will never be the same without this. Thank you so much for the opportunity and thank everybody that will be there with me and for me.
Participant Voice IATSS Forum has been a wonderful experience for me. I realized that I have grown a lot throughout the program. In here, I got the opportunity to discover myself in different aspects. The program has enriched me with so many insightful knowledge and skills. I become more confident and step by step overcome my weaknesses. From there, I start to think about community in a different way which I include myself as a factor to change and contribute to make a better community. IATSS Forum has provided me a lot of valuable knowledge to design a sustainable community and now it is my turn to pay it forward. That has become one of my lifetime objectives - to live a meaningful live. Like our motto “Believe! We can go beyond”, from this point of life, I believe that I can go beyond. During the time at IATSS Forum, I got to know many friends from ASEAN countries and Japan. For me, our friendship is a best reward that I received from the program. I feel so lucky to be there with wonderful and talented friends. Thank you IATSS Forum, thank you all my friends, 51st batch participants, our friendship will be forever.