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Cultural Exchange Programs

 

Exchange programs on campus

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FACE program

*Daily conversational Japanese is necessary to register.

*Please bring your weekly schedule (from Monday to Sunday/morning, afternoon, evening and after) to register. (For new students, please come after your class schedule is fixed.)

*FACE volunteer is not a Japanese teacher/instructor. Please note that proofreading your paper/thesis/Entry Sheet (for Job Hunting) and Presentation/Job interview practice are not offered in the program.

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One-on-one interaction between an international student/foreign researcher and a Japanese volunteer

FACE is a one-on-one program run by the International Center, the University of Tokyo and provides international students/researchers opportunities to interact with Japanese volunteers.

*Japanese nationals born/raised in foreign countries are also eligible for the program if you wish to improve/learn Japanese language.

Many international students in Japan express that they want mores opportunities to meet and interact with Japanese people. It is not easy especially for graduate students who are busy with their research activities to find chances to make friends with Japanese people, be exposed to natural Japanese language, and enhance understanding of Japanese people/daily life/society even if the length of stay in Japan is long.

FACE program volunteers are native Japanese speakers who wish to interact with international students and provide assistance to them when needed. The International Center matches an international student and a volunteer enrolled in the program. A match is made based on a student's schedule, profile, and interests. Once a match has been made, the student and the volunteer participate in whatever activities they would like. They may share family events or make lifelong friendships. There are no restrictions and designated period for the program; they are only asked to interact in Japanese language. All volunteers are looking forward to meeting with international students.

FACE volunteers include a wide variety of people. We hope that international students will enhance understanding of Japanese people/society through interaction with local volunteers that will enrich their life in Japan.

 

 


FACE program

 

Purposes : Promoting friendship and mutual understanding between international students and Japanese through interaction in Japanese language, supporting international students to accomplish their goals, and contributing to peace and friendship among Japan and foreign countries.
Contents : The Advising Room will arrange your initial meeting at International Center. After that, it is up to you and your partner to decide when and where to meet.
* If you have any question, please feel free to contact International Center Advising Room.
Prerequisite :

International students and foreign researchers of UTokyo and their spouses

*Siblings are not eligible for the program.

*Anyone who intends to solicit for religious/political/business  purposes cannot apply for the program.

How to Apply :

Please visit Internaitonal Center Advising Room, International Center, the University of Tokyo. (Hongo campus)

It takes about 20-30 minutes to register for the FACE program. Please come when you have time.

*Please bring your weekly schedule to register. (For new students, please come after your class schedule is fixed.)

Fee : Free
Inquiries : FACE office

Open hours: Monday - Friday 10:00-17:30 (Closed on national holidays)
Internaitonal Center Advising Room, International Center, The University of Tokyo

7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033
E-mail: < face#ic.u-tokyo.ac.jp > (Substitute # to @)
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