Advice on Studying Abroad: Kenichi Nonomura of IDEO Tokyo

After studying in the U.S., Kenichi Nonomura returned to Japan as director of business design and development at IDEO, a global design consultancy. He offers good advice for Japanese students thinking of studying abroad.

“If you’re not confident, come talk to alumni,” he said. “Ask the people who have done it, ask for the pros and cons, and make the choice for yourself. Don’t let the people who haven’t done it give you reasons why you shouldn’t do it.”