Tohoku University Center (Tohoku University of California, Riverside, USA)
The Tohoku University Center at the UCR Extension Center was established in 2012 and is based on a four way mutual agreement between the University of California at Riverside, Tohoku University, the City of Sendai, and the City of Riverside.
Location and Contact
The Tohoku University's Office is located in the room 420, 4th Floor at UCR Extension Center, University of California, Riverside, CA, United States (Map). The working hours of the office fluctuates, based on the appontment schedule. In case of emergency or special requests, students can also go directly to The Department of Comparative Literature and Languages, 2nd Floor, 2506 Humanities Building, for more information.
The services of the office provides are:
Promoting Tohoku University Study-abroad Program and FGL Program to the local students:
･ Consult with UCR and local high-school students about Tohoku University's programs by appointment or email.
･ Promote the program through Japanese classes and the EAP office.
･ Organize Orientation Day for UCR students before exchange semester/academic year in Tohoku University.
Assisting Incoming Tohoku University Students by:
･ Implement orientation activities for Tohoku SAP students at UCR.
･ Connect Tohoku University Exchange students with UCR students.
･ Organize events (campus tour, club visits and email exchanges with UCR students prior to coming to UCR, etc..) between TU students and UCR students.
･ Provide courseling and assistance for TU students.
Offering Japanese Class Visits
･ Invite Tohoku students to the Japanese classes offered at UCR. Also provide opportunities for Tohoku University students to exchange e-mails with UCR students prior to coming to UCR
Recruiting high-school students.
･ Promote Tohoku University (especially the FGL program) to local high schools. In 2016 the Center reached out the Board of RUSD (Riverside Unified School District) and arranged the first official visit to Tohoku University with the goal of extending the FGL Program to the entire school district.
Facilities the interaction between UCR faculty, and students and their Tohoku University counterparts
･ Establish the Memorandum of Understanding between the College of Engineering at Tohoku University and the Bourns College of Engineering at UCR.
PERSON IN CHARGE/CONTACT
Reiko Sato (Specially Appointed Visiting Associate Professor)
E-mail: reiko.sato [at] ucr.edu * Please change [at] to @ (atmark).
Tohoku students also participate in city events such as the Luna festival and have promoted the City of Sendai to citizens of Riverside. Riverside's Mayor R. Bailey has interacted with the Center (students and faculty from Tohoku University) and provided support. In addition, in 2016, Sendai's former Mayor Okuyama visited Tohoku University Center.
The Center also coordinates activities and events from other Japanese Universities in order to reach out to students, faculty and schools nationwide to assist in organizing recruitment events in the Los Angeles area.
TU-FTU Cooperation Office (Foreign Trade University, Vietnam)
The Tohoku Office is located in the room 202, 2nd Floor, F Building, Foreign Trade University, 91 Chua Lang Str., Dong Da Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam (Map). The working hours of the Office is from 8:00am - 5:00pm on every Monday to Friday. In case of emergency or special supports, students can also come directly to The Department of International Affairs, 9th Floor, A Building for more information.
The activities of the Office are now focused on:
Promoting Study-abroad to Tohoku University:
･ Consult FTU Students and other high-school students about Tohoku study-abroad program directly at Tohoku Office or by email.
･ Offline Promotion (FTU Exchange Fair, FTU Festival for Freshmen students, FTU Club Days, etc.).
･ Orientation Day for FTU Students before exchange semester/academic year in Tohoku University
Assisting incoming Tohoku University Students by:
･ Organize Orientation Day for Tohoku Exchange students in FTU.
･ Connect TU Exchange students with other TU Alumnus Exchange Students in FTU.
･ Organize coffee talk (about Japanese Culture, Practicing Origami and Japanese, etc.) between TU Students and FTU Students.
･ Assist International Office in all activities of International Summer Program and Tohoku Student Forum.
Offering Japanese Class
･ Japanese Class is conducted once a week with the participation of TU Exchange Student and 2 assistants from FTU Japanese Club.
Recruiting high-school students
･ Contact with Leaders of Student Clubs in many high schools in Hanoi and related areas to promote about FGL Programs in the Highschool Student Group and Fanpage. For further information, they will contact TU Office by email or come directly to the Office.
Assisting Tohoku University alumni in Vietnam
･ Create a Facebook group of all Vietnamese Alumni Students studying in Tohoku University.(109 members).
PERSON IN CHARGE/CONTACT
･ Thu Ha, LE (E-mail: halt [at] ftu.edu.vn)
･ Tam Anh, HOANG (E-mail: tamanhhoang38 [at] gmail.com)
* Plase change [at] to @ (atmark).
At the moment we have not set up an official Facebook page for TU-FTU Cooperation Office. Instead, we created a Facebook Group for all Alumni Student from FTU studying in Tohoku University to create a network as well as assist FTU outgoing students to Tohoku University.
Other Overseas Offices
Tohoku University has overseas offices in around ten countries to promote international exchanges, education/research, university-industry collaborations, public relations, support for alumni associations and other international activities.
For other overseas offices, please refer to the website below.