A Co-Creative Education Program of Humanities and Sciences to Solve Global Issues Confronting Japan and Latin America
Programs offered by Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS)
TUFS provides the following Japanese Language & Culture Program for all program participants including TUAT and UEC soon after arriving in Japan:
In collaboration with Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) and the University of Electro-Communications (UEC), TUFS provides the following international programs for students of these 7 universities: Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Universidade Federal do Paranà, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Universidad de Guanajuato, Universidad Nacional de La Plata and Universidad EAFIT.
I. Short-term Cross-Cultural Communication Program (4 weeks )
Introduction to Japanese Culture Course
Ⅱ. Mid-term Area Studies Program (6 months or one year, starting in August)
“Contemporary Global Issues” Course
Focused in socio-political issues confronting different parts of the world.
B) “Contemporary Global Issues” Course (For Undesgraduates)
Contemporary Global Issues being a focus of lectures (or classes), the goal of this program is to foster talented individuals to broaden theirhorizons beyond national boundaries and play an active role ( or part) in the global (or world) stage. Whatever academic background you have at your university, TUFS’s “Japan Studies in a Global Era” will help you bridge the gap between your own accumulated academic knowledge and the real practical skills necessary to work at a Japanese company in the future. As such we offer a versatile program also aimed at those who are interested in science and other career paths in addition to area studies or humanities majors. If your primary field is in area studies, you will have more opportunities to develop your own academic interests through our regular lectures at TUFS according to your level of proficiency in English and Japanese. Our aim is to provide you with the means to develop your own specialized knowledge and a unique inter-cultural sensibility while training you to become professional leaders who will contribute to solving the global challenges that Latin America and Japan both face now and in the future.
Each student will be assigned an advisor (faculty member of TUFS) according to his or her academic background and interests. Under the guidance of their academic advisor each student will be able to select classes from the following categories throughout the program.
Orientation, Japanese language classes (3 hours every weekday)
Japanese cultural experiences, Consultation with a tutor
Introductory lecture series including IT literacy, and a visit to on-campus research facilities at TUFS/UEC/TUAT
Contemporary Global Issues classes and interest
See Appendix 1 for an examples of subjects.
※ Students also have the option of taking Global Linkage Initiative Program in General (advanced level,only in English, also on the Appendix 1)
※ Additionally in order to improve their Japanese language competence, students can enroll in the “TUFS Japanese Language Program (JLPTUFS)”. In this case, students will be assigned to an appropriate level class (from 100 level to 800 level) based on their performance on the placement test.
Students will be required to participate in an internship at a Japanese company for a minimum of two or four weeks (Students may select any Japanese company).
At the end of the program all students will be required to participate in the
wrap-up workshop with the other program participants at TUFS/UEC/TUAT
A List of GLIP lectures available for the “Japan Studies in a Global Era” Course
In this course every undergraduate student is required to enroll in 6 or more credits from GLIP-Japan. Depending on the English competence, students can also select more credits from GLIP in general.