Interviews, Travel

Interview: Monica Kahumburu, MEXT Alumna

Today we feature Ms. Monica Kahumburu, a MEXT alumna who has since returned to Kenya. Enjoy. 🙂

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Ms. Monica Kahumburu

Ms. Monica Kahumburu is a beneficiary of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) scholarship during the period October 2008 –March 2012. She joined Kobe University as a research student, and in April 2010, after passing the university’s entrance examinations, she joined the Graduate School of Humanities to study Linguistics. Currently, Ms. Kahumburu teaches Japanese at Strathmore University. She is also working with The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), as she strives towards completing her Ph.D. studies with Kobe University.

Mbithe’s ideal life would consist of an infinite loop of travelling to beautiful, idyllic locations with breathtaking views, amazing food, and nothing on her to-do list but relaxation and rejuvenation. Mbithe’s actual life involves a lot of proposals, research papers, and code, with just enough travel to make up for the rest of it.

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Interviews, Travel

Interview: Savvy Kenya, MEXT Scholarship Recipient

August is set to be an amazing month, and The Wondercores are absolutely excited! Here on the blog, we want to shift our focus to visiting Japan – be it for business, pleasure, or education. We’re featuring stories of Kenyans in Japan. (If you’d like to share your story, get in touch!)

Our first interviewee? None other than Harriet Ocharo of the popular blog Savvy Kenya. Harriet began her blog as an undergraduate student at JKUAT, and she quickly became one of Kenya’s most well-known bloggers. Now a PhD student in Japan, Harriet shares her story with us – how she got the scholarship, what life’s like in Japan, and what she misses most about home. Let’s get right to it! Aspiring MEXT scholars, take notes. 🙂

Mbithe’s ideal life would consist of an infinite loop of travelling to beautiful, idyllic locations with breathtaking views, amazing food, and nothing on her to-do list but relaxation and rejuvenation. Mbithe’s actual life involves a lot of proposals, research papers, and code, with just enough travel to make up for the rest of it.

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