The long-promoted youth exchange programs between Brunei Darussalam and Japan were hoped to provide a golden opportunity to further develop mutual understanding between both countries. The Ambassador of Japan said the programs are not only meant to develop practical skills but also international communication skills and a global mind-set. His Excellency Motohiko Kato was speaking yesterday morning at the opening of the 12th International Summer Medical School Program, ISMS.

Since ISMS was incepted in 2006, it has become an annual collaborative program between the Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences, IHS of University Brunei Darussalam, UBD and Kagawa University Faculty of Medicine, KUFM. The program aims to promote student exchange in its role as an international university. Some of the highlights include experiencing life as medical students in UBD through a variety of academic activities, which cover lectures, problem-based learning sessions, clinical and communication skills, gaining knowledge, hands on experience, and enhancing English language proficiency and presentation skills.

Source: Radio Television Brunei