The Challenges of a Female Scientist Studying Abroad with Her Children at the University of Geneva.

[The Challenges of a Female Scientist Studying Abroad with Her Children at the University of Geneva]. Yakugaku Zasshi. 2020;140(1):47-50 Authors: Kubo M Abstract My dream was to study abroad someday. Just after earning my Ph.D., I married and soon had children. I have had a busy life since then, balancing work with childcare, and thus had almost given up on my dream. How lucky-a chance suddenly came to me! I had an opportunity to study at the University of Geneva. In my case, the issue to overcome for this study abroad was how my family would be dealt with. After consulting with my family, I decided to take two daughters with me to Switzerland. Although I had a bit of a hard time, I managed to lead a fruitful life thanks to a good environment for bringing up children, as well as the support I received from a number of people. I realize that had I been alone, I would have finished my research faster. On the other hand, life with my children gave me the opportunity to gain some precious experiences, for example, the chance to interact with other parents at school as well as with neighbors and my local community. These experiences would not have been possible if my daughters had not been with me. Their presence, and the added interactions this brought, not only forced me to better understand the local and traditional cultures, but also enhanced my communication skills beyond the academic setting. I think there are many benefits to studying abroad with child...
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