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GLOBAL LEARNING CENTER,
TOHOKU UNIVERSITY

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    Orientation Videos for Incoming International Students

    Orientation Videos for Incoming international Students are now available.

    New students who are enrolling in Fall 2020 must watch all the contents and answer a questionnaire in your preferred language (EN or JP).

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    Be Global Project

    Responding to the "new normal" required by our times, Tohoku University is working to lead innovation in the global community.
    As part of this effort we have founded Be Global, a new project to assist international education.
    Be Global will address the obstacles that the COVID-19 pandemic poses to international exchange, study abroad, and collaborative/experiential active learning while extending learning/living assistance to students striving to realize their potential as global leaders. In doing so, it will construct a new model for further developing international education support systems at Tohoku University.

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    Sendai Tanabata decorations at Tohoku University

    Tanabata is one of the most important festivals in Sendai. It dates back to the era of the city's first lord Date Masamune and attracts millions of tourists to Sendai each year. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sendai City has cancelled its official Tanabata Festival. Nonetheless, students at Tohoku University were still able to learn about the festival’s history and try their hand at creating their own decorations.

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    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.

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    FGL undergraduate courses

    The Future Global Leadership (FGL) program offers three undergraduate courses taught in English in the fields of Molecular Chemistry, Marine Biology and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

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    Welcome to Tohoku University!

    Today we live in a globalized society, and exchange across national borders is crucial.This center plays a pivotal role in the establishment and execution of Tohoku University's education internationalization strategy, and in the promotion of international exchange activities. By actively recruiting excellent international students, developing/improving education/support programs, developing/executing a variety of outgoing overseas programs, and actively promoting educational internationalization, the center contributes greatly to the fostering of global human resources who possess an international outlook and will fill leadership positions.

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    Exchange Programs

    Tohoku University has an extensive range of student exchange programs at universities throughout the world. Most programs are open to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Credits earned at Tohoku University may be transferable to your home university, depending on your school's policies.

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    Short Programs

    The Tohoku University Global Learning Center will hold its annual summer program, the Tohoku University Japanese Program (TUJP), targeting undergraduate students of Tohoku University’s partner universities.

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