Tokyo International University are welcoming students from abroad who are interested in studying Japanese and as well as Japanese culture. This program is called Japan Studies Program (JSP).Since its founding in 1965, TIU has emphasized international studies and exchange in order to produce internationally-minded students. This JSP program is designed to meet a wide range of student needs. This Japan Studies Program (JSP) offers student elective Japanese courses as well as various field trips and cultural activities. Every semester we have group of JSP students coming from other countries and everyone from TIU extends friendly help. This can be your remarkable chance to get to know about the Japanese culture.
While studying at TIU in the Japan Study Program, students live with a Japanese host Family. Living with Japanese host family can be a great opportunity for those students to learn Japanese culture and provides opportunity to improve their language skills.
Playing football near the campus with JSP students
TIU Oversea Study Program
Tokyo International University provides opportunity to study abroad under the network of 12 Universities of 9 countries.
These are four kinds of Oversea Study Program.
TIUA Study Programis a year-program at TIUA or Willamette University where you can meet variety kinds of cultural activities.
Long-Term Overseas study is only allowed to those who pass the Overseas Study Exam.
Semester Overseas Programhas newly introduced which basically provides a half-year courses, as well as various activities.
Overseas Seminars is more like trip than studying program. Oversea seminars are held during the summer and spring vacation. This can be the perfect opportunity for you to feel the local culture, as well as to communicate with the local residence.
The list of universities of Oversea Study Programs
Students from TIU participating Oversea Study Program at Willamette University.
My Personal Experience
It might seem like studying abroad sounds scary for some of us. However, isn’t it worth to try to see the whole different world and study in different enviroment? It has been 11 years for me studying somewhere else than my own country, and everyone asks me that ....
”How did you overcome such a thing where you almost know nothing by yourseld at that young age? ”
Well.... I tell them
”Don’t be fraustrated by today’s setbacks. You should fly at high game．”which I read from a book.
What I meant above is, some people question themselves that ”Will I be able to handle it?”, and give up on things that they did not even faced yet. We should not be give up but to aim for a further goods.
Why don’t you give it a shot? It might give you a different perspective of thought and idea.
The blog is basically about my experiences in other country and I would love to share these exotic and fabulous places that I have traveled.
1. Hong Kong
My lastest trip was to Hong Kong which I did not very looked forward at first. What I Knew about Hong Kong was that many people go there for shopping which I don’t enjoy very much. However, everything turns out different on the first day I arrived Hong Kong. Many exotic store selling foods, such as pig`s ear, chicken`s feet and etc and we cound not repress our astonishment. In fact, I really enjoyed the chewy taste of pig`s ear.
Hong Kong has very famous reputation for fabulous night view and this night view is definately something to watch with someone you love.
Australia is definately a place where you want to spend your holiday. Pleasing weather with the golden sand beaches, Australia has whole astonishing sceneries where you might feel the greatness of nature.
This is picture from Florence of Italy in 2006. It took me hours and hours to get there from Rome, but it definately worth for the 5 hours of driving. This village was so beautiful and the building itself was so delicately structured that I just dazed all day watching them.
In addition, you can check out the masterpieces of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello Sanzio, and etc. You must have heard of these the greatest three painter in history and ,of course, saw one of their masterpiece somewhere like book or magazine. No doubtfully, you can feel them from the masterpieces.
As we all know Vatican City is in the middle of Italy and independent country where they have their own rules. However, anybody can visit easily if you pay the enterance fee. As a matter of affect, I am not a big believer of church myself. However, without any faith or belief, once you enter the saint Peter Basilica catholic church, there are no way, you can not feel the holiness and the big emotional changes coming through your heart like Tsunami. This is the place where I recommand, if you are looking for some faith inside of you.