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Conference on Students’ Overseas Experiential Learning and Global Human Resources Development: Increasingly Diverse Overseas Experiential Learning and Quality Assurance (22-23 November 2014)

  On 23 November, representatives from the Kobe University CAMPUS Asia Program took part in a conference at Toyo University entitled “Students’ Overseas Experiential Learning and Global Human Resources Development: Increasingly Diverse Overseas Experiential Learning and Quality Assurance.”
  Representatives from the Kobe University CAMPUS Asia Program took part in Session 6-9, which covered project-based learning, collaborative education, and professional development. Students from the CAMPUS Asia Program reported results of their studies together with students from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University and Akita International University. The CAMPUS Asia Program focuses on risk management and offers double-degree programs at the master’s level as well as exchange study in conjunction with Fudan University in China and Korea University. Two graduate students involved in the program at Kobe University spoke at the conference.

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  One of the students who gave a presentation was Ms. Yi Bora, who came from the Korea University Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) in September 2014 to enroll in a double-degree program at the Kobe University Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS); this program is expected to take a year. Also presenting was Ms. Li Jia, who went from the Kobe University GSICS to study at the Korea University GSIS in September 2013. Under the auspices of the double-degree program, she received her degree from Korea University in August 2014. Ms. Yi is a Korean student studying in Japan, while Ms. Li is a Chinese student who completed undergraduate and graduate programs in Japan before going to Korea as an exchange student. Both of the students delivered their presentations in fluent Japanese. They spoke about the paths that led them to participate in the program and their experiences in it. Finally, they talked about their hopes for the future after the program and took questions from the audience.

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  In the Q&A session, there was a particular focus on the differences between the universities in terms of teaching and research when advancing to graduate studies. The pair responded that the way they interacted with their instructors and the format of seminars varied according to the country and the university. From their experience, Ms. Yi and Ms. Li said that what both Korea University and Kobe University had in common was that they offered learning and research environments conducive to international students, and through this, the students’ worldview had broadened.
  The classroom that served as the venue for the conference was packed. We hope that the experience of representing the Kobe University CAMPUS Asia Program in front of many students as well as high school and university teachers will be valuable for the two students in the future.

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