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Community Engagement Programs

The following programs are provisional and subject to change.

Department of Global Studies

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Malaysia

A program that combines university lectures with work experience in Penang, offered in collaboration with University of Science, Malaysia

You will take courses (all in English) at the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies Japanese Cultural Centre, located in University of Science, Malaysia. You will then enter a program to experience working in a social welfare facility. You will also visit local homes and other locations in order to gain a deep understanding of conditions in Malaysia and of its people.

  • 1st/2nd week

    Social science lectures in English on topics including politics and economics

    You will study a variety of social issues including politics and economics, with the goal of gaining a deep understanding of Malaysia and Penang.

  • 3rd week

    Fieldwork research

    You will leave the campus, and conduct fieldwork in order to experience first-hand what you learned during your lectures. This is when you will conduct your research.

  • 4th/5th week

    On-site work experience together with members of the community

    Engage in actual work at a social welfare facility or other location in Penang. You will work together with members of local society to improve your communication skills as you work to solve issues.

You will plan and implement recreational activities and events, starting with supporting staff working in actual facilities.

Australia

Improve your practical English skills and work to help local regions in Australia

After completing a four-week practical English program in Sydney and Brisbane, you will help to improve local regions through local field research and volunteer work.

Canada

Consider issues from a global perspective and get involved with editing at a publishing company

You will be placed in a Japanese publishing company in Toronto, Canada, where you will be involved with editing a monthly magazine published for the Japanese community, as well as local research and marketing.

Japan

Propose ways to revitalize local regions from local industry and agriculture sites

After studying the current state of Kyotango in the San-in region, you will visit local industry and agriculture sites (including traditional industries), and then consider and propose regional revitalization plans.

Department of Global Tourism

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Malaysia

A program that combines university lectures with work experience in Penang, offered in collaboration with University of Science, Malaysia

You will take courses (all in English) at the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies Japanese Cultural Centre, located in University of Science, Malaysia. You will then enter a program to experience working at tourism-related organizations. You will also visit local homes and other locations in order to gain a deep understanding of conditions in Malaysia and of its people.

  • 1st week

    Lectures in English on tourism

    At university, you will attend many lectures on tourism (all conducted in English). Doing so will help you to gain an understanding of tourism conditions in Malaysia.

  • 2nd week

    Social science lectures in English on topics including politics and economics

    You will study a variety of social issues including politics and economics, with the goal of gaining a deep understanding of Malaysia and Penang.

  • 3rd week

    Fieldwork research

    You will leave the campus and conduct fieldwork in order to experience first-hand what you learned during your lectures. This is when you will conduct your research.

  • 4th/5th week

    On-site work experience together with members of the community

    You will primarily be assigned to work in tourism-related organizations. You will work together with members of local society to solve issues.

Starting with helping staff working in actual facilities, you will ultimately help create tourism policy in the region.

Australia

Improve your practical English skills and work to help local regions in Australia

After completing a four-week practical English program in Melbourne, you will help to improve local regions through field research and volunteer work.

  • 1st through 4th weeks

    Local English classes to improve language skills

  • 5th week

    Field research on chosen topic in Japan

  • 6th week

    Work together with members of local communities to contribute to the region

Guam

Experience working overseas at a travel company while helping to create regional tourism policy

You will be given the opportunity to work at the local office (land operator) of a travel agency located in Guam (America). In addition to researching the industry and developing travel products, you will also help to create regional tourism policy.

  • C.E. Workshop Ⅱ

    You will work on developing tourism policy for designated regions in Japan.

  • Practical training (Japan)

    You will gain an understanding of the current state of the travel industry and its issues, and gather a wide range of information about the travel business. You will also work on developing products for package tours.

  • Practical training (abroad)

    You will provide support for actual travel business functions on-site. You will conduct on-site marketing surveys on "inbound tourism" (in which foreigners visit Japan).

Vietnam

Get involved in the travel business, survey tourism needs, and conduct marketing

During your pre-training in Japan, you will learn about the travel business. Then, in addition to experiencing what it is like to work in the travel industry at a local office (land operator) in Vietnam, you will get involved in surveying tourism destination needs and in marketing.

Japan

Learn about traditional industries in Kyoto and acquire skills to communicate about culture

You will cover the history of Kyoyuzen dyeing and other traditional industries in Kyoto, and will gain the ability to effectively communicate about Kyoto culture. You will gain a deep understanding of the traditional industies in Kyoto. You will also consider Kyoto cuisine and festivals, which are of high interest to foreign tourists.

Japan

Consider how to operate a tourism business at a site providing hospitality to foreigners

At Kinosaki Hot Spring in Hyogo Prefecture, a popular tourism spot for foreigners, you will deepen your understanding of local development and tourism management from a global perspective, at a site providing hospitality to visitors.

Japan

Propose ways to revitalize local regions from local industry and agriculture sites

After studying the current state of Kyotango in the San-in region, you will visit local industry and agriculture sites (including traditional industries), and then consider and propose regional revitalization plans.

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