Shinshu University held introductory briefings on September 18th to welcome 52 international students from all over the world. The students are currently studying Japanese language and culture on the Shinshu University Exchange Students Program.
The Center for Global Education and Collaboration's professors and staff welcomed all the newcomers and provided essential guidance about life and studying at Shinshu University, including information about Japanese Language Courses and Center for Health, Safety and Environmental management. The new students also learned about traffic safety and were given contact information for emergencies.
The newly arrived international students from the U.S.A., Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, China, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Brazil and Cuba are excited to be embarking on their new life at Shinshu University, though perhaps also a little anxious.
Our current international students are from the following partner universities. (The numbers indicate how many students are from each institute.)
Oklahoma State University (U.S.A): 5
Southern Oregon University (U.S.A): 1
Curtin University (Australia): 1
Leipzig University(Germany): 3
Zuyd University (the Netherlands): 4
University of Warsaw (Poland): 1
Southwest University(China): 1
Lanzhou University (China): 1
Soochow University(China): 1
Taiyuan University of Technology(China): 1
Zhejiang Sci-Tech University（China): 1
Beijing Foreign Studies University（China): 1
Fu Jen Catholic University（Taiwan): 1
Feng Chia University（Taiwan): 1
Catholic University of Korea (Korea): 1
Konkuk University (Korea): 1
Kangwoon University (Korea): 2
Dankook University (Korea): 6
Sejong University（Korea): 2
Chonbuk National University (Korea): 1
Naresuan University (Thailand): 1
Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology (Thailand): 1
University Putra Malaysia(Malaysia): 2
University of Malaya (Malaysia): 2
FPT University (Vietnam):４
Udayana University (Indonesia): 1
In addition, we have five Japan Studies students (Nikkensei) from:
Sri Lanka: 1
There will be many opportunities to meet our international students both on and off campus and everybody is warmly invited to give them their encouragement and support, or just to start a little chat.