NEWS & EVENTS

NEWS & EVENTS

Kumamoto University 2018 Spring Program

The Spring Program offered by the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies at Kumamoto University was created to provide international students who have an interest in studying abroad in Japan with a chance to experience life as an international student at Kumamoto University.

 

The Spring Program offers two courses to participants: an English Course (conducted in English) and a Japanese Course (conducted in Japanese).

 

【Dates】

Japanese Course:  Tuesday, February 13 – Thursday, February 22 2018 (10 days)

English Course:  Tuesday, February 27 – Thursday, March 8 2018 (10 days)

 

【Place】

Kumamoto University, with educational excursions around Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan

 

【Theme】

Each course of the Spring Program has its own study theme.  For the English Course, the theme is “Kumamoto Groundwater and Environmental Sustainability.”  For the Japanese Course, the theme is “Japanese Language and Culture, and employment in Japan”

 

【Eligibility】

Participation in this program is open to students who:

・are undergraduate students studying at universities with which Kumamoto University has agreement for academic or student exchange

・have English language proficiency equal to or greater than IELTS level 5 (English Course only)

・have Japanese language proficiency equal to or greater than JLPT N3 (Japanese Course only)

*Please note that participation in this program is limited to 40 students.  If we receive more than 40 applications for the program, a selection will be held based on Grade Point Average (GPA).

 

 

 

 

【Contents】

The following are tentative schedules for each course of the Spring Program. Please note that the contents are subject to change.

※ A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to all students who successfully complete the contents of the program.

 

English Course:

Day

Time

Content

1

PM

Arrive in Kumamoto, have dinner with Japanese Students

2

AM

Program Orientation

PM

Lectures: “Kumamoto Earthquake” , “Aso Geopark”

Welcome Party

3

All Day

Study trip to Mt. Aso

4

AM

Lectures: “Minamata Disease”, “Kumamoto Waterworks”

PM

Study trip to Kumamoto City groundwater facilities

5

All Day

Study Trip to Minamata

6

All Day

Individual exploration and study

7

AM

Lectures: “Water Sustainability” , “Japanese Sweets

PM

Study trip to a traditional Japanese sweets confectionary

8

AM

Japanese cultural experience: traditional calligraphy

PM

Presentations and exchange event with high school students

9

AM

Information about studying abroad in Japan

PM

Closing ceremony and farewell party

10

All Day

Return home

 

Japanese Course:

Day

Time

Content

1

PM

Arrive in Kumamoto, have dinner with Japanese Students

2

AM

Program Orientation

PM

Japanese classes and welcome party

3

AM

Japanese classes

PM

Lesson and experience making traditional Japanese sweets and

Tea Ceremony

4

AM

Lesson and experience how to prepare for job hunting in Japan

PM

Study trip to Kumamoto Prefecture

5

All Day

Study trip to Mt. Aso

6

All Day

Individual exploration and study/Home visit

7

AM

Japanese Classes

PM

Study trip to companies

8

All Day

Study trip and traditional hot spring experience in Yamaga

9

AM

Japanese Classes

PM

Poster presentations with Japanese students

Information about studying abroad in Japan

Closing ceremony and farewell party

10

All Day

Return home

 

2017 Participant Comments

  • “I did a lot of new things and had a great experience”

 

  • “I made a lot of great memories. I want to go back to Kumamoto”

 

  • “I had a lot of fun! Thank you very much.”

 

 

【Program Fee】

English Course: 80,000 Japanese Yen

Japanese Course: 80,000 Japanese Yen

○ includes accommodation, class fees, field trip fees, and breakfast.

× Does not include the cost of transportation to or from Japan, the cost of transportation within Japan, or the cost of meals (other than breakfast) during the program.

 

The program fee will be collected in cash after arriving in Japan.

 

【Scholarship】

Participants in the English Course of the Spring Program may apply for a government scholarship of 80,000 Japanese Yen, provided by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).  However, there is a limitation to eligible students.  To be eligible for the scholarship, students must meet the following 3 conditions:

 

  • Only English Course students are eligible.
  • As a result of the selection by JASSO, only students from the following countries are eligible to apply: Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Nepal, Cambodia
  • Students must have a GPA greater than or equal to 2.3, and not receive any other scholarships for this program which exceed 80,000 Japanese Yen.

 

Please note that there are a limited number of scholarships available.  Scholarships will be awarded based on Grade Point Average (GPA).

 

【Language】

The English Course will be conducted entirely in English, whereas the Japanese course will be conducted entirely in Japanese.

 

【Application】

Please request the international office of your university to submit your application by email (PDF format) or by FAX by November 1, 2017. Please be sure to include a copy of your passport and your academic record (Scholarship applicants only) from your previous year.

 

【Visa】

An entry visa to Japan is required for students from certain countries. As soon as selection

results are determined, related visa documents will be sent to the responsible persons at your university. Please apply for your visa as soon as possible at the nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate.

 

 

【Contact】

College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies, Kumamoto University

2-40-1, Kurokami, Chuo-ku

Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan

Tel: +81-96-342-2091

Fax: +81-96-342-2130

E-mail: coe@jimu.kumamoto-u.ac.jp

 

【Download】

  1. Program Flyer
  2. Application

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KAFS10: The Video Art of Aki Yahata 

KAFS 10 Flyer 【Download PDF (1MB)】

Public Film Screening and Seminar With Aki Yahata, MFA.

2017.9.29(Fri)18:00- 
(College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies )
 1F:https://www.c3.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/college/access/

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OPEN COLLEGE : Demo lessons for Terms 3 and 4

 

 

**The College of Cross Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies will hold

demo-lessons for the Term 3 and 4.**

Kumamoto University undergraduate students including the Short-Term

Exchange students can experience the classes of “Multidisciplinary Studies”

of the general education as the following.

Demo-lessons Information:
Date: September 27, 28 and 29
Time: 12:00-12:40
Place: The College building
Target students: Kumamoto University students enrolled in undergraduate level

**Graduate school students may audit the classes and are welcome to participate

the demo-lessons.

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‘english-TALKmon’ for the second term

The College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies presents ‘english-TALKmon’ for the second term, according to the schedule attached.

Lunchtime ‘english-TALKmon’ will be available every weekday from 12:00 to 12:40, and 16:10-17:10 every Monday, Tuesday and Friday in classroom 1D of the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies building.

Faculty and staff are also welcome for the lunchtime sessions. Feel free to join the activity without reservations. You can have lunch in the classroom during lunchtime sessions. 

There will be no english-TALKmon on the following dates.

1.   Monday, July 17: holiday
2.   Tuesday, July 25:make-up day
3.  Wednesday, August 2 ~August 8: exam week

 

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AY2016 4th IELTS Training Course

Call for applications for the Fourth IELTS Training Course AY2016

The College of Cross- Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies calls for applications to the fourth IELTS Training Course of Academic Year 2016. 

Please refer to the poster attached, and apply according to the procedure.
The deadline is Tuesday, January 31 at 17:00. 

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Download Application  <Word: 47KB>

 

Inquiries: The Administrative Office of the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies

TEL: 096-342-2092 (Weekdays 8:30-17:15)

email: gji-ryugaku*jimu.kumamoto-u.ac.jp  (change* to @)

 

Poster  <PDF:597KB >

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‘english-TALKmon’ schedule for Term4

The College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies presents ‘english-TALKmon’ for the fourth term, according to the schedule attached below.

 ‘english-TALKmon’ will be available from Monday to Friday from 12:00-12:40, and 16:10-17:10 every weekday except for the national holidays in classroom 1D,in the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies building.

 Faculty and staff are also welcome for the lunchtime session. Feel free to join the activity, according to the schedule attached.  You can have lunch in the classroom for the lunchtime session.

Come and enjoy the conversations with the College teaching faculty.

flyer: Schedule for term4 ‘english TALKmon”term4_honjo_talkmon

 

 

 

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Kumamoto University 2017 Spring Program

The Spring Program offered by the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies at Kumamoto University was created to provide international students who have an interest in studying abroad in Japan with a chance to experience life as an international student at Kumamoto University.

 

The Spring Program offers two courses to participants: an English Course (conducted in English) and a Japanese Course (conducted in Japanese).

 

Dates

English Course:  Tuesday, February 14 – Thursday, February 23 2017 (10 days)

Japanese Course:  Tuesday, February 28 – Thursday, March 9 2017 (10 days)

 

Place

Kumamoto University, with educational excursions around Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan

 

Theme

Each course of the Spring Program has its own study theme.  For the English Course, the theme is “Kumamoto Groundwater and Environmental Sustainability.”  For the Japanese Course, the theme is “Japanese Language and Culture.”

 

Eligibility

Participation in this program is open to students who:

・are undergraduate students studying at universities with which Kumamoto University has agreement for academic or student exchange

・have English language proficiency equal to or greater than IELTS level 5

・have Japanese language proficiency equal to or greater than JLPT N4

*Please note that participation in this program is limited to 40 students.  If we receive more than 40 applications for the program, a selection will be held based on Grade Point Average (GPA).

 

Contents

The following are tentative schedules for each course of the Spring Program. Please note that the contents are subject to change.

※ A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to all students who successfully complete the contents of the program.

 

English Course:

Day

Time

Content

1

PM

Arrive in Kumamoto, have dinner with Japanese Students

2

AM

Program Orientation

PM

Lectures: “Kumamoto Earthquake” , “Aso Geopark”

Welcome Party

3

All Day

Study trip to Mt. Aso

4

AM

Lectures: “Kumamoto Waterworks” , “Minamata Disease”

PM

Study trip to Kumamoto City groundwater facilities

5

All Day

Study Trip to Minamata

6

All Day

Individual exploration and study

7

AM

Lectures: “Environmental Sustainability” , “Japanese Sweets

PM

Study trip to a traditional Japanese sweets confectionary

8

AM

Japanese cultural experience: traditional calligraphy

PM

Presentations and exchange event with high school students

9

AM

Information about studying abroad in Japan

PM

Closing ceremony and farewell party

10

All Day

Return home

 

Japanese Course:

Day

Time

Content

1

PM

Arrive in Kumamoto, have dinner with Japanese Students

2

AM

Program Orientation

PM

Japanese classes and welcome party

3

All Day

Study trip and traditional hot spring experience in Yamaga

4

AM

Japanese classes

PM

Lesson and experience making traditional Japanese sweets

5

All Day

Study trip to Mt. Aso

6

All Day

Individual exploration and study

7

AM

Japanese Classes

PM

Lectures: “Japanese Culture” , “Kumamoto Earthquake”

8

AM

Japanese Classes

PM

Cultural experience: traditional Japanese calligraphy

9

AM

Prepare for “Project Work” presentations

PM

Project Work presentations

Closing ceremony and farewell party

10

All Day

Return home

 

 

2016 Participant Comments

“This is really an unforgettable memory.”

 

 

“This program was good for me to practice my English skill and learn more about the culture in Japan.”

 

“Thank you for the awesome experience.”

 

Program Fee

English Course: 80,000 Japanese Yen

Japanese Course: 80,000 Japanese Yen

○ includes accommodation, class fees, field trip fees, and breakfast.

× Does not include the cost of transportation to or from Japan, the cost of transportation within Japan, or the cost of meals (other than breakfast) during the program.

 

The program Fee will be collected in cash after arriving in Japan.

 

Scholarship

Participants in the Spring Program may apply for a government scholarship of 80,000 Japanese Yen, provided by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).  To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have a GPA greater than or equal to 2.3, and not receive any other scholarships for this program which exceed 80,000 Japanese Yen. 

 

Please note that there are a limited number of scholarships available.  Scholarships will be awarded based on Grade Point Average (GPA).

 

Language

The English Course will be conducted entirely in English, whereas the Japanese course will be conducted entirely in Japanese.

 

Application

Please request the international office of your university to submit your application by email (PDF format) or by FAX by December 1, 2016. Please be sure to include a copy of your passport and your academic record from your previous year.

※The Japanese Course application deadline has been extended until Friday, December 9th!

 

Visa

An entry visa to Japan is required for students from certain countries. As soon as selection

results are determined, related visa documents will be sent to the responsible persons at your university. Please apply for your visa as soon as possible at the nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate.

 

Contact

College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies, Kumamoto University

2-40-1, Kurokami, Chuo-ku

Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan

Tel: +81-96-342-2091

Fax: +81-96-342-2130

E-mail: gji-ryugaku@jimu.kumamoto-u.ac.jp

 

Download

  1. Program Flyer
  2. Application

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Seminar held to help university staff improve their TOEIC scores

On August 23, 2016, a seminar was held to provide the University’s administrative and technical staff with pointers to help them improve their TOEIC scores. As one of the universities selected for the government’s Top Global University Project, the aim of the seminar was to promote the globalization of Kumamoto University, and to motivate the university’s administrative and other staff to continue studying English and help them to further improve their language skills.

Attended by close to 30 staff members, Koji Hayakawa, who has a wealth of experience in teaching English at universities, companies and the like, gave a three-hour seminar on the topic of “Effective study methods and mindset for improving TOEIC scores”. He began by talking about the importance of studying English, citing the example of top athletes competing overseas. He then gave pointers for handling the specific sections of the test, and explained the recent trends in TOEIC questions and effective training methods.

Many participants said “The seminar provided us with eye-opening and very useful information” and “I’m going to review my study methods up to this point and I’d like to take the TOEIC test again as soon as possible”. Many of the participants expressed the desire for a repeat of the seminar, which was a resounding success.

 

Lecturer, Koji Hayakawa

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