Last Up Date | 10/04/28 水) 11:39
One-to-one interaction between an international student and a Japanese volunteer
The FACE Program has been instituted by the University of Tokyo, International Center to promote Japanese-language based interaction between international students and Japanese students or citizens.
Many international students studying in Japan express that they want mores chances to meet with Japanese people. Especially for graduate school students, although they stay in Japan for a long period of time, the time passes so fast and due to the busy schedule of their research activitys, it is not easy to find many opportunities to make friends with Japanese people or gain exposure to natural Japanese language as used in everyday life. These students wish to get to know Japanese society, the way Japanese people think, and how they lead their daily lives.
FACE volunteers are native or near-native Japanese speakers who wish to meet and support international students. Based on the students profile and interests which are recorded during the registration process, students and volunteers will be matched together. After we introduce you to your volunteer, it is all up to you and your volunteer to decide what you will do together. You may be able to have a close “family friend”, or a long-lasting friendship that continues even after you return to your home country. It is an unrestricted program, only asking you to interact with each other in Japanese language. All volunteers are looking forward to meeting with international students.
The volunteers include a wide variety of people. Our hope is that this program gives international students a good opportunity to experience and understand Japanese society and Japanese people by actually meeting them, not just knowledge about Japan that you hear from your friends. We believe this program will help you to gain a rich experience while you continue your life in Japan.
|See the website of FACE program|
|Purpose :||Promoting friendship and mutual understanding between international students and Japanese (including domiciled foreigners) through interaction in Japanese, 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 volunteer to decide when and where to meet.
* If you have any question, please feel free to contact Internaitonal Center Advising Room.
International students and foreign researchers of Todai and their spouse.
*Siblings are not eligible for the program.
*Applications from those who are aiming to solicit people to join some particular religions or political activities are not accepted.
|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.
|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
Tel : 03-5841-2592
Fax : 03-5805-7807
E-mail： < face#ic.u-tokyo.ac.jp > (Substitute # to @)