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2020/07/02 21:20:00 バーチャル・フィールドワーク Virtual Fieldwork in Wakayama

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私は来春、和歌山県で行われるCEP(Community Engagement Program)に参加します。プログラムの事前学習も兼ねて、zoom会議にお邪魔させてもらいました。会議には学科の河上先生やゼミ生の先輩方、和歌山大学や同志社大学の先生や学生さんが参加されていました。





Hello everyone! My name is ISHIBASHI Naoko. I belong to the Department of Global Tourism Studies as a Sophomore. This time, I am going to talk about my virtual fieldwork in Mio (America-mura), Wakayama which was held on zoom on June 24th.
I will join CEP(Community Engagement Program)in Wakayama next spring. I attended this zoom conference as part of the program's pre-study. Professor Kawakami of our department and her seminar students as well as the professors and students of Wakayama University and Doshisha University attended this virtual fieldwork opportunity.

The first part of the online conference was led by Ms. MIO Takae, the head of Canada Museum and Mr. IWANAGA Atsushi , an undergraduate student from Tokyo University. They gave us an explanation of Mihama-Cho where our CEP will be based and a virtual tour of the Canada Museum (introduction of the inside view and exhibition materials). We also enjoyed three-choice quizzes about America-mura known through its history of sending villagers to Canada.

The second part of the conference consisted of presentations made by 4th year KUFS students working on their graduation projects related to America-mura such as oral history archival projects and an interview research on Japanese Canadian roots tourism.

It was about one and a half hours of interaction, but the time passed quickly. The local virtual tour and the presentations by seniors were very interesting. We will be postponing our visit to Wakayama prefecture to next spring due to the corona-virus, but we can't wait to participate in the program!
  • カナダミュージアム
  • 会議中の様子

2020/06/09 18:30:00 Community Engagement Program Guamを振り返って

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こんにちは!グローバル観光学科3年次生の宮本千晴です。新型コロナウイルスの影響で今年度の海外での活動は、難しくなってしまいましたが、きっとまた再開できると信じながら、今日は昨年11月16日〜12月13日(4週間)にグアムで行われたCommunity Engagement Program(CEP)について紹介したいと思います。






Hello. My name is Chiharu Miyamoto. I’m a sophomore student of Global Tourism Studies Department. Today, I would like to write about my experiences of the Community Engagement Program in Guam. We went there from 16th Nov to 13th Dec, last year.

On CEP Guam, we went to the University of Guam for 2 weeks, then we did an internship for 2 weeks at a hotel we stayed and also at a travel agency. On the last day, we gave a presentation about our experiences and research. Also, those who were interested in working as an intern at a travel agency called BG tours had internship on a weekend.

I will introduce about Guam a little. It takes about 3 hour and a half hours from Japan to Guam. Guam is the nearest America to Japan because there is only an hour time difference. Also it is always warm in Guam. The average temperature is about 26 ℃. Guam is almost as large as Awaji-Shima island.

We took classes at the University of Guam (UOG) for the first 2 weeks. We learned many kinds of adjectives that describe food textures and also made original stories in English. UOG students helped us, and we spent a lot of time with them.

On the 3rd week, we had internship experiences at Pacific Star Resport & Spa. The CEP Guam members were divided into three groups of six and experienced work at front desk, housekeeping and F&B sections. As there were big parties on the last day of our internship, we engaged in such tasks as taking away plates and poaring water.

On the 3rd weekends, some of us volunteered to take part in the BG tours’internship. We participated in the internships of Ride the ducks (riding an amphibious vehicle) and Sand Castle (a magic show) on Saturday and TAOTAO TASI (a local dance show) on Sunday. Since both of the shows were dinner shows, we were given the opportunity to enjoy the shows after the internships.

We had internship experiences at a travel agency for 3 days on the 4th week. We could experience kayak river cruise, worked at the counter and got the phone.

On the last day, we were in six groups of 3 persons to make presentations about the question“How we can change the length of stay of Japanese tourists from 4 days 3 nights to 5 days 4 nights in Guam.”

I had a very good time in Guam. We were able to make friends with UOG students and hung out with them every weekend. The CEP Guam felt the best program for me. I would be glad if you became interested in the CEP Guam after reading this blog. I believe that you will really have a good time in Guam. We posted pictures through our official and personal Instagrams. Please visit there (#ce_Guam). Lastly, here is a youtube video that my classmate Kaori Sano created. Please enjoy!
  • グアム大学での修了式
  • 旅行会社でのインターンシップ

2020/05/07 18:00:00 オンラインでつながる Connected through online resources

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1.Zoom & インスタライブを使った新入生との交流










Hello everyone. My name is Ryoya NAKAI. I belong to the Department of Global Tourism Studies as a sophomore. How have you been spending your time recently? Since the self-restraining lifestyle has still continued in Japan, our classes have started online today.

Today, our blog theme is "connected through online resources." I first introduce what I am working on. Do you know an app called Zoom? With this online application, you can have a meeting online. I take and answer questions from freshman students using Zoom and Instagram lives with my friends. We held twice, and for both times, we were able to have an audience of nearly 40 people. It is now held regularly. If you would like to participate in or just want to watch what we do, I have announced it on my Instagram(@suzya18l.wolf), so please take a look.

Next, I want to share some advice that we got from our "senpai," who already had online classes overseas. She advise students that they should limit what they keep on their desks to focus on their lectures. Staying away from the cellphone seems to be a challenge but is worth trying. She also asks teachers to create time for students to participate in their classes through such activities as group work and one-on-one dialogues.

Lastly, I am going to connect you with the University Museum of Cultures. Prof. MINAMI of our department is the head of this museum. You are not allowed to enter the campus, but you can still have access to their museum collection through their
blog articles
! Please enjoy!

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2020/04/05 02:50:00 地元の春見っけ!大阪城公園 Spring has come! Osaka Castle Park in Osaka Prefecture

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Hello everyone! My name is SHIMOKAWA Sara. I am a second-year student at the Department of Global Tourism Studies. Today's topic is about Osaka Castle Park.

Osaka Castle Park is located near JR Morinomiya station. This place has some foreign language booklets for tourists (Chinese,English,Korean). A lot of cherry blossom trees bloom in April.
  • 写真1:森ノ宮駅側の桜
  • 写真2:鳩
  • 写真3:NHK側の桜

2020/04/01 12:40:00 ご入学おめでとうございます!Welcome to Kyoto University of Foreign Studies!

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新入生の皆さん、ご入学おめでとうございます!! こんにちは。グローバル観光学科2年次生の石橋尚子です。



1年次生の春学期は全員揃って受ける科目が多く、多くの人が同じような時間割になります。4コマある必修の英語科目はクラスによって曜日や時間が違います。教科書や担当者も違う場合があるので、自分のクラスを確認してください。英語科目のクラスは、4月4日からWeb Campus上で確認できます。

次に、履修登録の方法についてです。履修登録は各自インターネットを利用して京都外国語大学のホームページからWeb Campusにアクセスしおこないます。(Web Campusへのアクセスの仕方はこちらを参照ください。)Web Campus内にある「関連システム」の「授業・履修関連」をクリックして「Web履修登録システム」に飛んでください。必修科目は既に履修登録システム上に記載されています。









Hello everyone! My name is ISHIBASHI Naoko. I belong to the Department of Global Tourism Studies as a Sophomore.

This time, for freshman students, I would like to show you how to register your courses online. Some people may be worried about thinking about the timetable for themselves. Therefore, I will explain how to register for courses by showing some examples.

The registration period is from April 4th to 6th. Please look through the "Course Timetable" (booklet) before the period of registration starts. Please take a look at the spring semester section of the Department of Global Tourism on page 43. The name of the class is written on it. All the classes listed here must be taken by all of you. (International students should also take Japanese language seminar courses.)

Many people have similar timetables for the first spring semester because there are many subjects that everyone needs to take. There are four required English subjects that are scheduled in different days and times of the week depending on which class you are assigned to. For these classes, textbooks and teachers in charge may be different, so please check your class on your webcampus on April 4th.

Next, I am going to talk about the method of the course registration. You can register university courses online through the system called Web Campus via the KUFS website. Your university ID and password are required to enter the Web Campus. Click on the” Class & Registration” under the "Related System” on the WEB campus and proceed to the “Web Course Registration System”.

I recommend that you include liberal arts courses (free selection) and Japanese language institute subjects in your spare time. Please pay attention to the grade section for each class on the WEB syllabus. The number 1 means a freshman course so that you can take it. I took such courses as “philosophy” and “cultural heritage& tourism”.

1. Be sure to take all the required subjects. If you have not taken the required courses, you might not be able to graduate
2. Do not exceed the maximum number of class credits. Be sure to calculate the number of credits.

By the way, if you just want to observe certain classes without requesting credits, you might want to ask the teacher if that is acceptable. If you are lucky, you may be allowed to attend the class.

Be sure to read the online syllabus after registration. If you check textbooks, references, evaluation methods, and class descriptions in advance, you won't be in trouble after the class starts. You also need to purchase your textbooks here.

I think some of you might be worried about 100-minute classes that are different from junior high and high schools. It is important not to take so many courses for your first semester. If you have too many classes, you'll be busy with your reports. Let's do our best within reasonable expectations.

For your reference, I am going to show you five model timetables for the first spring semester. Here is the link. These are the actual timetables that some of us used last year. However, the class schedule may have changed this year. This is just for your reference, and please build your own timetables based on the information provided by Kyomu-bu (the office is located on the 1st floor of the building 1).

If you have any questions, please feel free to send DM to our Instagram.
The URL is here.

Welcome to Kyoto University of Foreign Studies!!

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