My name is Willem Trommelen, and I am the chief of public relations of Study Tour Join Japan. I was born in the south of The Netherlands, but I have already lived in Enschede for almost 4 years now. I am studying Transport and Logistics, which is a profile of the Civil Engineering and Management master program.
I travelled a lot before, but I think Japan is a country where a Civil Engineer can learn a lot. The culture is very different and new technologies are often used very soon in Japan.
My committee task is to manage that all participants have the opportunity to work at Dutch companies and municipalities to earn money for the tour before we leave in September. I think I can learn a lot from those tasks in this committee, because I gain a lot of work field experience with the meetings at companies and the telephone conversations. Those skills are things you do not learn at a university. I think the best part of this committee is the proud feeling we will have during our trip in Japan after a long time of organizing it.