Future Global Leadership (FGL) undergraduate courses provide online "FGL Pre-Enrollment
Education" for new FGL students scheduled to enroll in October. From 2021, the program has been
implemented as an official course (Study Abroad Program-Basic A) for which credits are awarded
after enrollment.

  This year, on June 19, we held an orientation for the 23 students from 11 countries who will
enroll in October, as well as for faculty members and TAs currently enrolled in the FGL
undergraduate courses and science and engineering Japanese programs. In principle, the education
is held twice a week for 8 weeks until the first week of September. STEM classes (mathematics,
physics, and chemistry) are designed with the high school-university connection in mind for those
entering the program after completing various education programs at high schools in different
countries and areas. In addition to these STEM classes, students will learn the Japanese language
necessary for daily life, the Japanese lifestyle and culture, Tohoku University, and student life.

  In a post-enrollment survey, this course has been well received by students as a unique
initiative of the Tohoku University International Program, and a good cycle has been created in
which previous participants are involved in the training as teaching assistants to support
prospective students every year.

Photos 1: Orientation on June 19