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Exchange & Study Abroad Program orientation(October 16)

Exchange & Study Abroad Program orientation
On Wednesday, October 16, we held an Exchange & Study Abroad Program orientation. Students were introduced to Ibaraki University's Exchange & Study Abroad partner institutions as well as the short term language programs that are offered at the universities. Additionally, students also had the opportunity to listen to and interact with 3 students who have recently returned from their study abroad experience.

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A visit from Lithuania and Vietnam (October 15)

On Tuesday, October 15, delegates from Republic of Lithuania and Socialist Republic of Vietnam visited Ibaraki University as the International Youth Exchange Programs by the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan. At their visit, our students and delegates played a simulation game called "Barnga" in order to understand cross-cultural communication. After the discussion, the welcome reception was held at our school cafe.

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Opening Ceremony and Orientation for the Bridge Programme (October 1)

Ibaraki University and Ministry of Research, Teachokogy and Higher Education, Indonesia established the Framework Cooperation Agreement on Capacity Building Programme.
Under this agreement, we started to organized the "Bridge Program." On Tuesday, October 1, we held an opening ceremony and orientation of this programme.

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Information about the Japanese Language Classes at Ami Campus

At the Ami Campus, we hold supplementary Japanese language classes for all international students and researchers and their families. The person concerned should contact Dr. Masaki Seo (Add @vc.ibaraki.ac.jp to masaki.seo.ms) directly. All classes are held in Kobushi Kaikan Seminar Room C on the Ami Campus.
※The Japanese language classes at Ami Campus are non-credit supplementary classes.

1. Japanese for beginners 2
Time and Date: 14:00-15:00 Every Tuesday
Contents: You will acquire Japanese communication skills by learning basic grammar and vocabulary needed for your daily life.
Textbook: From lesson 10 of Marugoto Starter (A1) Rikai-you can purchase at the school bookstore.
If you haven't studied until lesson 10, please study via online course! https://minato-jf.jp/ You need to know hiragana/katakana in order to take this class.

2. Japanese for beginners 4
Time and Date: 16:00-17:00 Every Tuesday
Contents: Students with some Japanese language skills (such as verb conjugations and adjectives) are eligible to take this course. You will learn short forms and more conjugations in this course.
Textbook: From lesson 3 of Marugoto Elementary (AA) Katsudoo and Rikai-you can purchase at the school bookstore.
If you haven't studied until lesson 3, please study via online course! https://minato-jf.jp/
You need to know hiragana/katakana in order to take this class.

3. Intermediate Japanese
Time and Date: 15:00-16:00 Every Tuesday
This course aims to develop linguistic, sociolinguistic, and strategic skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking to prepare students to attend courses in Japanese universities.
Textbook: From lesson 4 of Minnano Nihongo Intermediate I

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"Japanese Pedagogy I"(October 14)

On Monday, October 14, students enrolled in the "Japanese Pedagogy I" offered in our Japanese Teacher Training Program gave mini-Japanese lessons to students learning Japanese at Hai Phong University, Vietnam.

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"Japanese Chat Session" at Ami Campus (October 9)

On Wednesday, October 9, we started the "Japanese Chat Session" with the collaboration of the Ami International Exchange Association.
At this session, local people who enrolled in our extension program taught the Japanese language to our international students.
It was a great opportunity for both people in Ami town and our international students to know each other. We will continue this session every Wednesday night until the end of December!

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English Cafe with the Ami International Exchange Association (AIEA)(October 6)

On Sunday, October 6, we co-organized the English Cafe with the Ami International Exchange Association (AIEA).
On this first event of the year, participants from AIEA shared the recommended spots in Ami town and advice of the weekend to international students. In return, international students shared information about their home countries.

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Guidance for continuing exchange students(September 26)

We organized the guidance for continuing exchange students. At the guidance, students received the information about the classes offered this semester.
Hope all of them have another wonderful semester!

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Orientation for the Japanese Language Traning Course at Mito Campus

On Wednesday, September 25, we organized the orientation, placement test, meeting with the student buddies, and campus tour for incoming exchange students.
This semester, we welcomed 12 exchange students from Korea, China, Brunei, USA, Bulgaria, and Kyrgyzstan.

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We have updated the information about the classes that are commonly taken by our international students (exchange students)!

We have updated the information about the classes that are commonly taken by our international students (exchange students)!
The new semester will begin this coming Friday!
Hope you have a wonderful semester!!
https://sites.google.com/view/ibaraki-class-list

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Japanese Language Classes at Ami Campus Semester 2, 2019-2020

Japanese Language Classes at Ami Campus
Semester 2, 2019-2020

Pure-Beginning Course
Monday & Thursday, 16:00-17:00
Starting on Monday, October 7, 2019

Pure beginners and/or students with a little knowledge of Japanese are eligible to take this course. You will learn greetings, self-introduction, numbers, ordering food, time expression, describing your daily activities, terms for positions, inviting others for activities, etc.
Participation Fee: Free
Please register to Seo sensei
masaki.seo.ms★vc.ibaraki.ac.jp (Please replace ★ → @ )
by Thursday, October 3.

Japanese Conversational Course
Every Wednesday, 18:15-19:15
Starting on Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Members of the Ami International Exchange Association will chat with you in Japanese. You will enjoy cultural exchange with Japanese people while you are learning basic Japanese language skills.
Participation Fee: 1,000 yen to become a member of Ami International Exchange Association,
100 yen per class (however, light snacks will be served during the lessons)
Please register to Seo sensei
masaki.seo.ms★vc.ibaraki.ac.jp (Please replace ★ → @ )
by Tuesday, October 1.

Other Japanese Language Courses
1.Japanese for beginners 1
 Textbook: Marugoro Start (A1) From Lesson 9
2.Japanese for beginners 2
 Textbook: Marugoto Elementary 1 (A1) from Lesson 3
3.Intermediate Japanese
 Textbook: みんなの日本語中級I 第4課

Will be offered. These courses will be arranged based on students’ needs.
Please register here
https://forms.gle/rheU2K4FzY5sJZFi7
by Friday, October 11.

The class will start from the week of Monday, October 14.

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On September 19, the participant students safely returned from San Francisco

On September 19, the participant students safely returned from San Francisco.
The students participated in the San Francisco Volunteer Experience Program, in which they learn social issues and diversity in the United States through volunteer activities and community tours. They have learned differences and similarities between Japan and the US through activities such as volunteer work at an organization serving free meals, cultural exchange with local high school students, and community field tour. We would like to express our gratitude to Japan Pacific Resource Network, and all staff members and students of the organizations and school we visited.

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Students who participated in the 4-week program in Brunei came back to Japan!

On Sunday, September 15, students who participated in the 4-week program in Brunei came back to Japan!
During their stay, students enjoyed attending classes, participating in the various field trips, and networking local students. In addition, this year, the courtesy visit to the Japanese Embassy in Brunei was arranged for our students.

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Regional Project-Based Learning Crossover Faculties IV gave the final presentations(August 3)

International and Japanese students enrolled in the Regional Project-Based Learning Crossover Faculties IV are collaboratively working in groups to promote Ibaraki prefecture in collaboration with the local municipality.
On Saturday, August 3, students shared their final product in the form of presentations. Their final products will be shared at this Facebook page shortly!

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Extension class for the public audience(August 3)

On Saturday, August 3, the Center for Global Education offered the extension class for the public audience.
At this session, participants had great discussions based on the videos created by our international students.

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Students enrolled in "Japanese Pop Culture B" created videos to introduce "Cool Japan"

Students enrolled in "Japanese Pop Culture B" created videos to introduce "Cool Japan".
Their themes were "karaoke," "beer," "summer," "dagashi ya (penny candy store)", and "convenience store."
The videos will be uploaded on our YouTube page shortly.

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Extension lecture for high school students in Ibaraki(August 1)

On Thursday, August 1, Aoki Sensei and Seo Sensei, our faculty members, gave an extension lecture for high school students in Ibaraki.
In the class entitled "Introduction to Multicultural Symbiosis, high school students extended their understanding through participating in simulation activities and discussions.

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Ibaraki University International Camp Joural

About 70 Japanese and international students from all three campuses of Ibaraki University joined "Ibadai International Camp" on July 6 and 7.
The students enjoyed various activities, campfire, and BBQ, etc.
The Journal of the Ibadai International Camp has now uploaded. Please see the attachment.

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Summer Japanese Language Class at Ami Campus!

This course is open to all international students and researchers affiliated to Ibaraki University, and their family members
Japanese for beginners I

You will acquire Japanese communication skills by learning basic grammar and vocabulary needed for your daily life.

Textbook
From Lesson 9 of “Marugoto Starter (A1) Rikai”
If you haven’t studied until Lesson 9,
please study via online course!
https://minato-jf.jp/ 

Date
8/20 (Tue.)、8/27 (Tue.)、8/29 (Thu.)、
9/3 (Tue.)、9/5 (Thu.)、9/10 (Tue.)、
9/24 (Tue.)、9/26 (Thu.)

Time
14:00~15:30

Venue
Seminar Room C, Kobushi Kaikan, Ami Campus

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"The Regional Project-Based Learning Crossover Faculties IV" just started Instagram

International and Japanese students enrolled in the Regional Project-Based Learning Crossover Faculties IV are collaboratively working in groups to promote Ibaraki prefecture in collaboration with the local municipality.
One of the groups created the Instagram Page to introduce Ibaraki Prefecture from the perspective of students.
Please follow the page as they are planning to introduce photos of Ibaraki and interviews with students at Ibaraki University.
https://www.instagram.com/ibarakistudents/

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2019 7/6 - 7/7 International Exchange Camp (July 6-7)

Ibaraki University students and international exchange students participated in an International Exchange Camp on July 6th and 7th at the National Akagi Youth Friendship Center in Gunma Prefecture. Over 70 students from various countries took part in activities such as volleyball, Kin-Ball, walk rally, cloisonne making, and chopsticks making on the first day’s afternoon. In the evening, students enjoyed campfire and games. On the second day, they cooked barbecue and yakisoba, stir-fried noodles.

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Regional Project-Based Learning Crossover Faculties IV gave mid-term presentations(June 26)

On Wednesday, June 26, international and Japanese students enrolled in the Regional Project-Based Learning Crossover Faculties IV gave mid-term presentations. This class is a Project-Based Learning (PBL) course in which Japanese and international students work together in groups to promote Ibaraki prefecture in collaboration with the local municipality. In this mid-term presentation, in addition to the staff member from the Ibaraki Prefectural Government, staff members of the Mito Tourism Association and delegates from Anaheim City, USA, which is a sister city of Mito also joined!

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From Anaheim City, USA(June 26)

On Wednesday, June 26, student delegates from Anaheim City, USA, which is a sister city of Mito, visited Ibaraki University. During the visit, our international students and Japanese students discussed with student delegates at the Library Cafe.

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"Japanese Pop Culture A" poster presentation(June 7)

On Friday, June 7, students enrolled in the "Japanese Pop Culture A" gave poster presentations on their field trip to Oarai. In their presentations, they shared information about how "GIRLS und PANZER" influenced Oarai.

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Regional Project Based Learning Crossover Faculties Ⅳ(May 29)

On Wednesday, May 29, in the class of "Regional Project Based Learning Crossover Faculties Ⅳ" offered by the faulty members of Center for Global Education, we invited staff members from the International Tourist Division, Ibaraki Prefectural Government to learn the current promotional situation of Ibaraki.

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Regional Project Based Learning Crossover Faculties Ⅳ (May 22)

The Center for Global Education offers the class entitled "Regional Project Based Learning Crossover Faculties Ⅳ." In this intensive class, Japanese and international students will work together in groups to promote Ibaraki prefecture in collaboration with the local municipality. In this first lesson, they discussed what they know about Ibaraki and how they cam promote Ibaraki to the world.

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Agricultural Experience(Wednesday, May 15)

2019 May.15  Exchange students traveled to the Center for International Field Agriculture Research & Education at Ami Campus today, to take part in an "Agricultural Experience" as part of the Japanese Field Studies class. With the cooperation of Center Director Komatsuzaki-sensei and Sato-sensei (Director, Center for Global Education) exchange students were treated to an actual rice planting experience and later feasted on some delicious Onigiris (rice balls).

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Information Seminar on Our Study-Abroad Program(Wednesday, May 15)

On Wednesday, May 15, we organized the information seminar about our study-abroad program. At the seminar, our faculty members introduced various short-term study-abroad programs as well as our exchange program. Students who have been to abroad also shared their experiences of studying abroad.
After the information seminar, we organized the salon for Studying Abroad. Students who went abroad and exchange students from our affiliated universities shared their experiences to students who would like to go abroad.

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Information Seminar on Volunteering Opportunities Abroad and TOEFL(Monday, May 13)

On Monday, May 13, a staff member of the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) gave a talk on volunteering opportunities abroad and TOEFL. After the session, we also organized a consultation session for those who wish to go abroad.

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Level 3 class of the Japanese Language Training Course gave a poster presentation

During the lunch break on Tuesday, May 14, exchange students who enrolled in Level 3 class of the Japanese Language Training Course gave a poster presentation on their home universities.

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<Deadline has been extended>International Exchange Camp

<Deadline has been extended>

Ibaraki University will host an International Exchange Camp. Please apply from the website below.
【Date】July 6 - 7
【Fee】1000 yen + Activity fee
【Application Period】April 22 12:00 -May 9 23:59

※Applications will be accepted on a first-come-first served basis.

(Mito Campus Students)
⇒Application Form

(Hitachi Campus Students)
⇒Application Form

(Ami Campus Students)
⇒Application Form

If you cannot apply for International Exchange camp from the website above, please apply from the website below.
⇒Application Form

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Studying Malay Language at Ibaraki University

We started learning Malay language together at Ibaraki University.
In this session, we meet once a week every Wednesday. International students from Malaysia and Brunei, and Japanese students who have studied Malay language teach us Malay.

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Japanese Language Classes at Ami Campus

The Center for Global Education at Ibaraki University offers Japanese language classes at Ami campus each semester, which are open to all international students and researchers affiliated to Ibaraki University, and their family members.
To attend the course, please send an e-mail message to Seo sensei, masaki.seo.ms★vc.ibaraki.ac.jp (replace ★→@ please) and come to the classroom.

The following classes will be offered this semester:
(Please take a look at the attached flyer for more information about classes)
※ All classes will be held at Seminar Room C, Kobushi Kaikan.

Japanese for pure beginners
(Start on Tuesday, May 7)
Time & Day: Tuesday and Thursday, 14:00-15:00
※ Please note that this class is twice a week.

Japanese for beginners I
(Start on Monday, May 13)
Time & Day: Monday, 17:00-18:00

Japanese for beginners II
(Start on Monday, May 13)
Time & Day: Monday, 16:00-17:00

Intermediate Japanese
(Start on Monday, May 13)
Time & Day: Monday, 15:00-16:00

For more information about the classes, please do not hesitate to contact Seo Sensei,
masaki.seo.ms★vc.ibaraki.ac.jp
(replace ★→@ please).

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International Exchange Camp Participants Wanted!

Ibaraki University will host an International Exchange Camp.
Please apply from the website below.

【Date】July 6 - 7
【Fee】 1000 yen + Activity fee
【Application Period】 April 22 12:00 -May 8 12:00
※ Applications will be accepted on a first-come-first served basis.

 

Mito Campus Students ⇒ Click here to apply (Mito)

Hitachi Campus Students ⇒ Click here to apply (Hitachi)

Ami Campus Students ⇒ Click here to apply (Ami)

 

【Inquiry】
International Exchange Division
TEL:029-228-8533
E-mail: ioiu★ml.ibaraki.ac.jp
(Please replace ★ → @ )

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Japanese Language Classes (non-credit) at Ami Campus

Japanese Language Classes (non-credit) at Ami Campus

The Center for Global Education, Ibaraki University, offers Japanese language classes (non-credit) to all international students and researchers affiliated with Ibaraki University, and their family members at Ami Campus.

 

If you would like to take the Japanese language classes, please fill in the following form by Friday, April 26.
https://forms.gle/PcesbkEgNorB28PW9

We will arrange the time/day and the content of the classes based on schedule and interest of students at Ami campus.
The classes will begin in the week of May 6.

 

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Seo Sensei.

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Orientation for incoming international students

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【Orientation for incoming international students】

On Tuesday, April 9, we organized the orientation for incoming international students and tutors (student buddies). At the orientation, international students received information about student support, scholarship, national health insurance, and part-time work. In the second section of the orientation, international students learned about the Academic Japanese classes offered by the Center for Global Education while tutors received the information about their tutoring activities.

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Guidance for Continuing Exchange Students

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On Friday, April 5, we organized and guidance for continuing exchange students from the previous semester. At the guidance, we shared the information about the classes this semester and registration process.
The classes will start on Wednesday, April 10.
Hope all of you have a wonderful semester!

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Orientation for the Japanese Langauge Training Course at Mito Campus

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On Friday, April 5, we organized the orientation, placement test, meeting with the student buddies, and campus tour for incoming exchange students.
The classes will begin on Wednesday, April 10!

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Orientation for incoming exchange students

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We organized the orientation for incoming exchange students. At the orientation, our student supporters helped exchange students fill-in the application forms that they need to submit to the Mito City Hall.