In my academic background and accomplishments, I joined the community outreach programme in Indonesia last summer. Our team consisted of students from 8 countries ( I was the only participant from japan). We were located in a rural village in Indonesia. We helped the community by building a library and trash bins, digging for exchanging water pipes ,teaching English, and held seminars to explain the importance of separating waste. Witnessing the problem of waste build up in the streets and the difference in cultures and languages made me have an open mind and initiated my interest in development studies.