NEWS & EVENTS

NEWS & EVENTS

Diversifying Japan: Challenges and Coexistence in an Increasingly Multicultural Community <Global Education Open Seminar Series>

College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies will hold a session of Global Education Open Seminar Series “Diversifying Japan: Challenges and Coexistence in an Increasingly Multicultural Community” with Mr. Shinichiro Nakashima and Ms. Yoriko Sakuma.

Please see the poster for the detail.  

No registration is required, anyone interested from the community is welcome to join this event.

 

Date/time : Tuesday, July 30 2019 , 18:00-19:30

Place: College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies Lounge

 

 

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Welcome Party for International Students Held at Kumamoto University

On Saturday May 18th, a welcome party for international students in Kumamoto Prefecture was hosted at the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies, Kumamoto University.  The party was sponsored by The Kumamoto Foreign Student Exchange Promotion Regional Conference, which strives to welcome and familiarize newly arrived international students with Kumamoto. 

 

Around 200 international and Japanese university students attended the party.  Six international students gave words of greeting as representatives of their universities, and a performance was held by Higo Magma, a performing group with student membership from several universities around Kumamoto prefecture. 

 

The party served as an opportunity for international students to meet and interact with Japanese university students, and also strengthen the bond between the institutions of higher education in Kumamoto.

 

 

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2019年度 日本語講座(黒髪北第2・3回)開講 Japanese Language Course for Beginners (Aug. – Sept. 2019) at Kurokami North Campus

Call for applications – Special Japanese Language Course for interested students, researchers and faculty and their spouses.

College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies will hold a special Japanese Language Course for Beginners.

Morning Class is for those who have never learned  Japanese language before.  Afternoon Class is for those who have taken the Japanese Language Course (Marugoto A1 Chapter1-10) before.  For Afternoon class applicants, there will be a selection held on Wednesday, August 9 at 13:00 in a classroom on the second floor of the General Education Building in the Kurokami North Campus.

Please see the poster and the calendar below for the details and apply online with online form.

Poster 【PDF: 683KB】

Class Calendar【PDF:402KB 】

 

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Japanese Language Course for Biginners (Kurokami North Campus #1, 2019)

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Call for applications – Special Japanese Language Course for interested students, researchers and faculty College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies will hold a special Japanese Language Course for Beginners. This course is for those who have never taken the Japanese Language Course for Beginners before. Any international students and researchers who belong to Kumamoto University can join this course. The course is also open to their spouses. Please find the attached poster for more information, and register online at

Online Application Form

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Kumamoto University 2019 Summer Program

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

 

This program will be conducted in English.

 

Dates

Wednesday, July 17 – Friday, July 26 2019 (10 Days)

 

Location

Kumamoto University, with educational excursions around Kumamoto Prefecture, 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

・have not previously participated in any of Kumamoto University’s Summer or Spring Programs

・Have or will obtain travel insurance before departing for Japan

*Please note a minimum of 20 students are required to implement the program.  Program capacity is limited to 90 students.

 

Contents

The following schedule is tentative and subject to change.

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

 

 

Day

Time

Content

1

AM

Arrive in Japan, have dinner with Japanese students

2

AM

Orientation

PM

Lectures, Welcome Party

3

AM

Lectures

PM

Cultural Experience: Yukata Wearing and Tea Ceremony

4

All Day

Study Trip to Volcanic Mt. Aso

5

All Day

Free Time (Students may participate in a home visit if they wish)

6

AM

Lectures

PM

Japanese Cultural Experience

7

All Day

Study Trip to Minamata

8

AM

Lectures

PM

Japanese Cultural Experience, Presentations

9

AM

Study Trip to Kumamoto Castle

PM

Closing Ceremony, Farewell Party

10

All Day

Return Home

 

2018 Summer Program Participant Comments

  • ”I have made friends with many foreign students and Japanese student, and had a special experience here.”
  • “Thanks to this program, I was able to have such a special experience. Japanese culture really impressed me.”

 

  • “I am thankful for this program. I learned many new things and enjoyed every moment spent here. I surely want to stay for longer over here and I will never ever forget such a great feeling provided by the people of Japan and Kumamoto University”

 

Program Fee

100,000 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 must be paid by participating students in advance by bank transfer by Friday, May 31 2019.  Cancellations after this date are subject to cancellation fees. Students who do not make the transfer by the required deadline will not be accepted to the program.

 

Scholarship

Participants in the English Course of the Summer Program may apply for a scholarship of 80,000 Japanese Yen, provided by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) and Kumamoto University.  To be eligible for the scholarship, students must meet the following 3 conditions:

 

  • 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
  • Scholarship recipients may 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 the GPA scores of applying students.

 

Application

To apply, first indicate your intention to the international office of your university, and then submit the application form located at the following link:

 

https://www.c3.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/app/contact/i24897a2

 

Application Deadline: Friday May 10, 2019

 

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

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Japanese Language Course for Beginners

This course is open to the university students/ faculty/ researchers and their spouses. In this course, we will focus on the second half of the contents of the textbook “Marugoto”. This time, we hold two courses, and they are the same contents. Please apply for your desired course.

<<Morning Course>>

Period: February 12, 2019 to March 8, 2019

Day and Time: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays   10:00AM~12:00PM

Place: Classroom 3B on the 3rd floor of the General Education Building (Kumamoto University North Campus)

 

<<Afternoon Course>>

Period: February 12, 2019 to March 8, 2019

Day and Time: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays   1:30PM~3:30PM

Place: Classroom 2A on the 2nd floor of the General Education Building (Kumamoto University North Campus)

 

*Course 1 and 2 are the same contents.

Eligibility: Those who satisfy all the following conditions.

   (1) Have joined Japanese Language Course for Beginners before or have equal ability level.

   (2) Are Kumamoto University Student/Faculty/Researchers or their spouses.

   (3) Can attend all 12 classes.

Fixed Number: up to 10 people (The minimum number of the participants is 4.)

   *There will be a selection if the number of application exceed the capacity.

   You need to take a test about the contents of the first half of the textbook.

   The test will be held on February 1 (Fri) 10:40AM in Classroom 3B and 1:30PM in Classroom 2A.

   If you cannot take the test on this day, please contact us.

Fee: FREE (Textbook (around 2,000 yen) must be purchased by participants. If you don’t have “Marugoto A1”, please buy it.)

Level: Beginner

Application Deadline: January 31(Thu.) 5:00 p.m.

How to apply: Register here: https://www.c3.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/app/contact/s1fc5914

Contact: College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies

TEL: 096-342-2138 Email: glc@jimu.kumamoto-u.ac.jp

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Perspectives on International Cooperation and Development :Global Education Interactive Seminar Series

College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies will hold the third session of Global Education Interactive Seminar Series “Perspectives on International Cooperation and Development”, with Dr. Iyas Salim.

Please see the poster for the detailed information.   No reservation is necessary, anyone interested from the community is welcome to join this event.

 

-Place and Time

Date/time : Friday, December 7 2018 , 18:00-19:30

Place: College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies Lounge

 

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The Art of Audiovisual Storytelling :Global Education Interactive Seminar Series

College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies will hold the second session of Global Education Interactive Seminar Series, “The Art of Audiovisual Storytelling”, with Dr. Itsuki Kawase.

Please see the poster for the detailed information.   No reservation is necessary, anyone interested from the community is welcome to join this event.

 

-Place and Time

Date/time : Thursday, November 22 2018 18:00-19:00

Place: College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies Lounge

-Profile of the Speaker

Dr. Itsushi Kawase

Profile available at his website below:

 

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