International students and Japanese students who took "Japanese Pop Culture B" created videos to introduce "Cool Japan"
To All Students At IU
The Center for Global Education at Ibaraki University was established to provide academic and student life support to the university's international student community. It also serves as an informational hub for Japanese students who seek to study abroad. Additionally, the Center has steadily developed and continues to expand its partnership with corporations, public institutions and academic institutions worldwide.
International students and Japanese students who took "Japanese Pop Culture B" created videos to introduce "Cool Japan" to people who study Japanese and/or are interested in Japanese culture abroad.
Summer Culture in Japan
Convinience Store in Japan
Beer in Japan
Poster Presentation for "Studies in Contemporary Japan" Global English Program（January 28）
On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, we organized the poster presentation for the "Studies in Contemporary Japan" class of the Global English Program. In this class, students were assigned to problematize an issue that international students at Ibaraki University were facing and propose a transformative solution.
Students created material to help international students understand food diversity on/off campus, understand bus time table, enjoy life on/off campus in Ibaraki, disaster warning, and organize a workshop on "Easy Japanese" for faculty/staff members on campus.
Guidance for Returning Students （January 21）
English Cafe at Ami Campus（2020 January 11）
English Cafe at Ami Campus（December 21）
Japanese Chat Session and the Extension Class "Let’s teach Japanese to foreigners" at Ami campus（December 18）
Wednesday, December 18 was the last day of the Japanese Chat Session and the extension class "Let's teach Japanese to foreigners." This project was conducted as a collaboration project with the Ami International Exchange Association. In this project, local people who enrolled in the extension class 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.
The information exchange meeting for the participants of this e-tandem learning project (December 4)
At the international lounge at Ami campus, tutors are organizing events every day.
"Let's teach the Japanese language toward foreigners" (November 27)
This semester, the Center for Global Education offers an extension class entitled "Let's teach the Japanese language toward foreigners." On the lesson on Wednesday, November 27, students who enrolled in this class taught the Japanese language each other.
Some of the students are now teaching the Japanese language to our students before the class at the "Japanese Chat Session."
"Studies in Particular Field" presentation (November 26)
On Tuesday, November 26, international students and Japanese students who enrolled in the "Studies in Particular Field" in the Global English program gave presentations on social issues around the world. In their project, they conducted a survey on the attitudes of university students in different countries toward several social issues. Participants had a great time discussing the topics.
Japanese Language Pedagogy class interacted online with students at the University of Wisconsin Superior (November 22)
English Cafe at Ami Campus (November 17)
On Sunday, November 17, we co-organized the English Cafe with the Ami International Exchange Association (AIEA). On this second event of the year, participants from AIEA shared the information on how to spend the year-end and New Year holidays. In return, international students shared information about their home countries.
E-tandem learning project（November 7）
This semester, we have been organizing an e-tandem learning project. In this project, our students are paired up with students at our affiliated universities and communicate via the teleconferencing system. At the session, our students learn the native language of their partners and students in our affiliated schools learn the Japanese language.
On Thursday, November 7, we organized the information exchange meeting for the participants of this project. At the meeting, students shared the ideas of the good teleconferencing meetings.
Japanese Chat Session at Ami Campus（every Wednesday）
With the collaboration of the Ami International Exchange Association、we have been organizing a "Japanese Chat Session" at Ami campus every Wednesday. At this session, local people who enrolled in our extension program taught Japanese language to our international students. It ha been a great opportunity for both people at Ami town and our international students to know each other.
Completion of the "Wall Paint Project at the International Dormitory"
With the support of Iwapen Group Iwakami Toso Kogyo (under the Iwapen Group) and the Japan Home Paint Association, members of Rotaract Club at Ibaraki University, international students who live in the international dormitory, tutors, staff members of the International Exchange Division, and volunteers painted the wall of the lounge at our International Dormitory!
In order to complete this "Wall Paint Project at the International Dormitory," we received the full of support from Iwapen Group from planning to painting, and received technical support and funding from the Japan Home Paint Association.
On Tuesday, September 10, the residences of the dormitory cleaned up the lounge. On Friday, October 25, we moved the furniture at the lounge. Then, on Saturday, October 26, with the support of the professionals, we painted the ceilings and walls after we removed all the old wallpapers.
After this project, our lounge became very clean!
A networking event with international students of Ibaraki University organized by Mito Higashi Rotary Club（October 20）
On Sunday, October 20, about 40 international students attended "a networking event with international students of Ibaraki University organized by Mito Higashi Rotary Club. At the event, international students and members of the Rotary Club and Ibaraki University Rotaract Club went to the Inoh Tadataka Museum in Sawara and Kashima Jungu Shrine. All of them enjoyed networking!
International Exchange Party 2019（October 30）
On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, the Center for Global Education held the Annual International Exchange Party.
About 140 people enjoyed the party including international students from Mito, Hitatchi, and Ami campuses, tutors, faculty and staff members, and officers of universities and International Exchange Organizations in Ibaraki local cities. The party was organized and managed by the tutors and international students. It was a great opportunity for all participants to interact each other by playing BINGO game and costume contest.
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.
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.
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.
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
"Japanese Pedagogy I"（October 14）
"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!
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.