Hello, I am M1 student Ryoko Kato.
I study abroad at University of Oulu as internship student.
I arrived in Oulu City, on 26th September, and 14 days have already passed.
I can’t believe that… The time just flew by.
In this article, I’d like to describe about my life in Oulu.
First, I will write about my days in University of Oulu.
I am belonging to the group of professor Petri Pulli in Department of Information Processing Science as internship student.
I am a member of the research of the gamification that how technology can support activate isolated young people. Recently, gamification is used many applications and service. Gamification the application of game-design elements(e.g. ranking, badges, and more) and game principles in non-game contexts so as to encourage users of the non-game systemcan continue to use the system.
Now, I’m searching the papers or journals that describe characters of the isolated young people. There are many cases of application, and I think it is interesting.
Secondly, I will write about my days in daily life.
My days in University of Oulu
University of Oulu has extensive lands. There are not only school buildings, but also a botanical garden, and a church in the school site.
In particular, the botanical garden is known as famous tourist site in Oulu City.
I’d like to visit the botanical garden during the my internship.
This photograph shows autumn color of leaves in the campus, I can see the beautiful landscape everyday.
My days in Oulu City
Next, I’d like to write about my life in Oulu City.
Oulu City is little colder than Ikoma, Nara. Therefore I wear the sweater everyday, like winter days in Japan, but it’s not too cold to live:)
I visited several tourist spot on every weekend.
I’d like to especially write about the aurora.
Fortunately, I can see the aurora in Oulu City on 4th October’s night.
Following photograph is taken by Kushida-san from Optical Media Interface Laboratory.
The right curtain cover the dark sky, and stars blight on the sky…
“Beautiful”, there is nothing else I can say.
If the weather will be gave me a chance, I would like to take photograph of the aurora by my camera.
In the end of this article, I’d like to thank professor Petri Pulli and IMD professors for their support for my internship.