Nagasaki International University was happy to welcome Joy Sakurai of the American Consulate in Fukuoka to give a guest lecture in English to our students on the topic of Global Leadership. Ms Sakurai gave an overview of Japan-America relations and the role of the consulate. She also provided examples of programs to promote cultural understanding as well as student internship opportunities at the consulate. The second half of the talk covered issues related to study abroad and how it provides a valuable opportunity to develop the skills required of future global leaders. Many thanks to the American Consulate in Fukuoka, the Japan America Association of Sasebo, and Shinwa Bank for helping sponsoring this event.
Over the course of the semester, NIU has been conducting a series of orientation sessions for students who will participate in our one month summer English study abroad program at Troy University. The most recent one was held yesterday. Topics covered included:
- Avoiding and coping with signs of culture shock
- Making the most of one's experience
- Safety and general precautions while abroad
- Filling out the ESTA
With only a few weeks left until their departure, students are eager to pack their bags and go.
Many thanks to our partner schools who hosted NIU staff during a recent visit to the USA. Members of the Dept. of International Tourism and International Center visited Butte College, Arkansas Tech University and Troy University to discuss further collaboration and study abroad options at NIU for American students.
The visit also provided a great opportunity to check-in with NIU students who are studying abroad. As could be expected, NIU students are having the time of their lives and will come back with much improved English and a range of new skills. The students recently took part in international culture festivities, organizing a Japan Night event which included Japanese food and opportunities to experience Japanese culture first-hand.
We were delighted to welcome to our campus Mr. Yasu Onodera from Arkansas Tech University on July 28, 2015. Mr. Onodera and NIU Global Tourism Students
NIU and Arkansas Tech became exchange partners last year and completed final preparations for our initial exchange of students to commence in a mere two weeks. NIU students will study in Arkansas for one semester this fall. NIU is also eagerly awaiting students from Arkansas to study with us in the near future;
Mr. Onodera was gracious enough to conduct a pre-departure orientation with the five NIU students who will go on exchange. Staff from both universities also discussed ways to further deepen cooperation between both universities.
2nd year GT students are eagerly awaiting their study abroad to the USA, UK, and Philippines for one semester.
What better way to wish our students luck than with a pizza party!
After returning from their semester abroad, students will begin taking tourism classes in English at NIU, such as hotel management and tourism marketing.
First year GT students are also getting ready for their 1 month English study abroad in the Philippines at St. Dominic College of Asia. While there, students will take a mix of English classes and have a chance to integrate with classes in the Hospitality program. In their free time, students will have a chance to relax at the swimming pool of their guest house. Weekends will include field trips to locations around the Philippines to experience the history and culture of the country.
The Global Tourism Course welcomed special guests from
, Hawaii to our campus on June 17, 2015.
Dr. Leon Richards
Chancellor, Kapi'olani Community College
We were joined by Chancellor Dr. Leon Richards and Mr. Takashi Brandon Miyaki of the Honda International Center.
A longtime friend of NIU, Dr. Richards began with a brief lesson in Hawaiian and Hawaiian culture. Following this, Mr. Miyaki explained the study abroad options open to NIU students in Hawaii. Students with EIKEN level Pre-2 can take the English language program, while students with level 2 can enrol in the Hospitality program.