As a biomedical engineering major at Florida International University, Rebekah Arias understands the value of working in multicultural groups. And after spending six weeks last summer at Kochi University of Technology in Japan, she returned with a sense of excitement about the advantages of collaboration on a global scale.

“It made me realize just how global research can be,” Arias said. “It doesn’t matter what country you come from or if you can speak the same language. If you have a common goal, you can help each other.”

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