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GLOBAL LEARNING CENTER,
TOHOKU UNIVERSITY

GLC Activity Reports

The Global Learning Center plans and conducts programs and activities related to studying abroad, language learning, international exchange, and international students. It also holds events such as seminars, lectures, and official ceremonies.


Aug. 22, 2017
Suzume Odori at Aoba Matsuri 2017

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The arrival of spring marks the start of the "matsuri" or festival season in Japan. Here in Sendai, there is none bigger or more anticipated than the Aoba Matsuri, a weekend of traditional dancing and street festivities along Jozenjidori. The highlight of the annual festival is the Suzume Odori or 'sparrow dance,' which dates back to the building of Sendai castle in 1603, when stone masons danced like sparrows to entertain feast-goers and their samurai lord, Masamune Date. Tohoku University's team consisted of some 42 students, almost all of them from the International Program for Liberal Arts (IPLA). The Aoba Matsuri is held every May in Sendai, and attracts about a million people from all over Japan.

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Inquiries

Tohoku University Global Learning Center

Global Learning Center, Senior Assistant Professor, Kaori Shimasaki
(022) 795-3749  k.shimasaki@m.tohoku.ac.jp

Aug. 22, 2017
Summer Fun with the Tohoku University Japanese Program

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Summer marks the much anticipated return of the Tohoku University Japanese Program (TUJP) where students from partner universities spend a fortnight in Sendai attending intensive language classes and seminars about Japanese history, law and economy.There are also hands-on workshops on traditional arts and culture.
This year's TUJP participants came from 13 countries as diverse as Russia, Germany, Indonesia, China and the United States.
The Global Learning Center, which runs TUJP, hopes that students who come for the summer will be inspired to come back on a longer, more substantial exchange programme. To find out about some of the other programmes available, visit the link below.

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Tohoku University Exchange Program

Inquiries

Tohoku University Global Learning Center
(022) 795-4818  tujp@grp.tohoku.ac.jp (for TUJP) sab_query@grp.tohoku.ac.jp

Aug. 22, 2017
Young Ambassadors
– Summer 2017 Global Hagi Scholarship and Global Leader Awards

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Twenty Tohoku University students who are deemed to best reflect the university's internationalization efforts, were conferred awards this week by President Susumu Satomi. The ceremony was held at Katahira campus.

Fourteen students received the prestigious Global Hagi Scholarship, which will go towards study abroad programmes at Tohoku University's partner institutions around the world. Six students received the Tohoku University Global Leader certification after collecting sufficient points from classes and activities that encourage a global mindset.

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Inquiries

Student Exchange Division
(022) 795-7820  sab_query@grp.tohoku.ac.jp

Aug. 22, 2017
Sanjo Disaster Prevention Drills 2017

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Ever since the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the Tohoku region in 2011, Tohoku University has taken every possible measure to prepare for natural disasters. As part of this, we conducted disaster prevention drills at the university dormitories in Sanjo on June 3, 2017.

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Aug. 21, 2017
Bronze and beautiful – International students win award at Tanabata festival

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Students on the IPLA(International Program in Liberal Arts) exchange program have won the bronze medal for decorations submitted to Sendai’s iconic Tanabata festival.

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Inquiries

Global Learning Center, Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Yuka Sakamoto
(022) 795-3750  yuka.sakamoto.a3@tohoku.ac.jp

Jun. 22, 2017
Apartment Information Seminar for International Students

On June 22 (Thu.), a seminar titled "Renting Apartments for Beginners," was held at the International Exchange Building on Kawauchi Kita Campus. The seminar was aimed at international students who are about to leave their dormitories and rent apartments in Sendai for the first time.

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Apr. 3, 2017
Tohoku University President Fellowship Ceremony 2017

An award ceremony for recipients of the Tohoku University President Fellowship was held on March 29, 2017.

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Dec. 27, 2016
Apartment Information Seminar for International Students

On December 15 (Thu.), a seminar titled "Renting Apartments for Beginners," was held at the International Exchange Building on Kawauchi Kita Campus. The seminar was aimed at international students who are about to leave their dormitories and rent apartments in Sendai for the first time.

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Dec. 27, 2016
Global Hagi Scholarship Ceremony, Winter 2016

Five more students won the Global Hagi scholarship this year.

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Dec. 22, 2016
Rikuzentakata Volunteer Tour 2016

The Rikuzentakata Volunteer Tour 2016 for international students was conducted from December 17th (Fri.) to 18th (Sun.), 2016. Seventeen international students from Italy, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Cameroon, Taiwan, China, Poland, Malaysia, and South Africa participated.

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Nov. 17, 2016
“LinkedIn” Workshop

On 10 November 2016, a workshop on “LinkedIn”, which is one of the largest business-oriented SNSs, was organized by the Global Learning Center of Tohoku University. The workshop started at 18:00 in the Flexible Area of the Main Library and attracted more than 65 attendees including not only students but also administrative and academic staff members.
(Credit: Report by M. S. Al Farisi, GLC Student Administrative Assistant)

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Oct. 20, 2016
FGL Survival Japanese Program

The FGL Survival Japanese Program was conducted for new FGL students from 23rd to 30th September 2016. The students learned essential expressions and vocabulary for daily life in Sendai and had time to walk around campus and the city with Japanese students during this program.

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Inquiries

Global Learning Center, Senior Assistant Professor, Kaori Shimasaki
(022) 795-3749  k.shimasaki@m.tohoku.ac.jp

Oct. 6, 2016
Fall Entrance Ceremony for FGL & Exchange Programs


Tohoku University recently celebrated the start of the 2016 Fall Semester with an entrance ceremony for some 200 new international students participating in the Future Global Leadership and Student Exchange Programs. Welcome!

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Sep. 29, 2016
Tohoku University Professor Fujino Incentive Award 2016

Five Chinese students have been conferred the Tohoku University Professor Fujino Incentive Award for 2016. They received their certificates from university president Susumu Satomi at a ceremony on September 27. The Tohoku University Professor Fujino Incentive Award reflects the strong friendship and trust between China and Japan, and is given out each year to students who best embody that spirit.

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Inquiries

International Education Section, Student Exchange Division
sed2@grp.tohoku.ac.jp

Aug. 25, 2016
A big success for the FGL Summer School 2016

Every summer, the Future Global Leadership (FGL) Program invites foreign high school students, who are interested in fields of science and technology, to let them learn about and experience the Tohoku University FGL program in Sendai, and Japanese culture. The participants for this year’s summer school from August 3 to 5 were students and teachers from top high schools in China, Indonesia, Thailand, United States of America, and Vietnam.

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FGL Summer School Schedule

Inquiries

FGL Undergraduate Admissions Office
+81 (0) 22 795 3242 tohoku-fgl@grp.tohoku.ac.jp

Aug. 22, 2016
Tanabata Decorations, Handmade by International and Japanese Students

As part of an International Co-learning Class, titled "Understanding Japan through Miyagi's Traditional Culture," 55 international and Japanese students designed and constructed Tanabata decorations.

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Inquiries

Global Learning Center, Senior Assistant Professor, Kaori Shimasaki
(022) 795-3749 k.shimasaki@m.tohoku.ac.jp

Aug. 18, 2016
Tohoku University Japanese Program: TUJP – Summer 2016

56 students from partner universities in 15 countries spent two weeks learning Japanese language, attending lectures on various topics, experiencing Japanese culture, and making friends on the Tohoku University Japanese Program.

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Inquiries

Global Learning Center, Senior Assistant Professor, Kaori Shimasaki
(022) 795-3749 k.shimasaki@m.tohoku.ac.jp

Aug. 3, 2016
Global Hagi Scholarship and Global Leader Awards Ceremony

Fifteen students received the Global Hagi Scholarship and eight students were named Tohoku University Global Leaders at a recent awards ceremony.

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Aug. 1, 2016
A Summer of Science and Discovery at Tohoku University – TSSP 2016

Participants of our 2016 Summer Science Program recently wrapped up a fortnight of lectures, labs, experiments and being in tunnels 44 meters underground.

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Jul. 27, 2016
Seminar on Renting Apartments Held for International Students

A seminar, titled "Renting Apartments for Beginners," was held in the lobby of Tohoku University International House Sanjo 1 on July 21 (Thu), 2016. The seminar was aimed at international students who will be moving out of their dorms this fall and renting an apartment in Japan for the first time.

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Inquiries

Education and Student Support Department, Student Exchange Division, International Support Office
022-795-7834 search-housing@grp.tohoku.ac.jp

Jul. 19, 2016
FIKA Seminar: Study and Working in Sweden

A seminar on studying and working in Sweden was held on campus recently. Jointly organized by the Student Exchange Division and the Swedish Embassy, the event introduced students to opportunities in Swedish companies and encouraged them to think globally about their future.

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Jun. 29, 2016
SCRUM x TUFSA in Onagawa – the Power of Being Positive

Students from Tohoku University recently visited the tsunami-hit fishing town of Onagawa to learn about recovery efforts there.

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May 18, 2016
Tohoku International Suzume Odori Team at Aoba Festival

This year, like last year, the Tohoku International Suzume Odori Team, created as part of a Tohoku University international co-learning class titled "Understanding Japan through Miyagi's Traditional Culture," participated in the Sendai Aoba Festival. This year's festival, held May 14 to 15, marked the 32nd time the festival has been held.

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Inquiries

Global Learning Center, Senior Assistant Professor, Kaori Shimasaki
(022) 795-3749 k.shimasaki@m.tohoku.ac.jp

Apr. 25, 2016
JYPE International Mentorship Event

The JYPE International Mentorship Event, which saw a number of Junior Year Program in English (JYPE) alumni return to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the program, was held on April 19.

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Apr. 5, 2016
Spring Orientation for International Students

Earlier this month, an orientation was held for Tohoku University's new international students.

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Mar. 28, 2016
Tohoku University President’s Fellowship Ceremony

An award ceremony was held for recipients of the Tohoku University President's Fellowship.

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Mar. 9, 2016
Tohoku University International Students Reception

The Tohoku University International Students Reception for the academic year of 2015 was held on Friday, March 4, 2016 in the Ballroom of the Westin Sendai.

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Jan. 21, 2016
TUFSA and SCRUM hold study tour of tsunami-hit areas for international students

On January 16 (Sat.), TUFSA (T.U. Foreign Students Association) and SCRUM (a team of students who work at the T.U. Great East Japan Earthquake Volunteer Support Office) held a study tour of Onagawa and Ishinomaki for international students. About 40 international students participated.

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Inquiries

Global Learning Center, Senior Assistant Professor, Kaori Shimasaki
(022) 795-3749 k.shimasaki@m.tohoku.ac.jp