School of Global Studies
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News & Events
January was a busy month for students at SGS. As the semester came to a close students
were able to enjoy several cultural activities including: Tea Ceremony, Kimono wearing and
attending a Sumo Tournament in Tokyo. As a farewell to our visiting exchange students
from Singapore, Australia, and Germany we also held a mochitsuki (rice cake) farewell
party where students had a chance to pound mochi. We wish all of our exchange students
a bright future as they return to their home countries.
This year’s Study Abroad Photo & Essay contest had 13 great entries taken in countries all over the world. We would like to congratulate the photo contest winners below and thank all of this year’s participants.
1st Prize: Making powdered green tea!
2nd Prize: Smug face
3rd Prize: One for all, all for one!
November 3rd and 4th 2012
The International Affairs Section continued the tradition of running the Study Abroad Café during this year’s School Festival. Thanks to help from staff and students we were able to serve beverages and snacks and inform students about study abroad programs. Students pictured below are our visiting exchange students from Bremen University of Applied Sciences in Germany.
Tama SGS hosted 14 business and hospitality students from our partner school in Singapore, Nanyang Polytechnic. For 11 days students studied and experienced Japanese culture, hospitality, and business. While studying alongside Tama SGS students on campus, the 14 Nanyang Polytechnic students were able to experience traditional Japanese culture such as Tea Ceremony, wearing a kimono, and practicing calligraphy. Students also had several field excursions including trips to Fujisawa Isuzu Factory, a hotel and restaurant in the Tokyo area and Hakone on the weekend. Despite the very tight schedule, all of the members completed the course and were excited at the prospect of coming back in the future.
September & October 2012
This semester 5 exchange students from the countries of German, Australia, and Singapore entered Tama SGS. We also welcomed one Chinese 4 year degree seeking student. A welcome party held for all of the International students including 14 Singaporean students on a short-term study tour enjoyed hand-rolled sushi and Takoyaki (fried batter with Octopus).
From January 10th SGS hosted a two week study tour for 13 students from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia.
While studying Japanese language and culture, the visiting students were able to do homestays with residents of Fujisawa City as well as families of SGS students and staff.
We had a Study Abroad Photo & Essay contest this semester. Here are the winning photos of the contest.
1st Prize: Let’s Share Smiles!!
2nd Prize: Good-bye, the Sun
3rd Prize: A marriage at the back alley
This semester we had 3 new students enroll at SGS including 1 exchange student from Bremen, Germany. We threw a Sushi-party to welcome them.
SGS Students participated as leaders in the LbE Japan Corporation hosted “Australian Japanese Language and Culture Camp” in Perth. SGS students had a great time interacting with children from the community.
32 high school students from Taiwan visited SGS on the 28th.
5 students participated in a Mt. Fuji tour on "Mt. Fuji Day" from the 22nd to the 24th together with international students from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
They enjoyed tea ceremony, Zen meditation and an overnight temple stay at Chokoji in Shizuoka prefecture, as well as sight seeing and hot springs.
A farewell ceremony was held for our 2 exchange students from Bremen University of Applied Science and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
They wore kimono and had a tea ceremony to celebrate.
International Affairs hosted a "Study Abroad Cafe" during the school festival on November 8-9th. More than 200 people came to enjoy homemade scones, tea and coffee, learn about SGS international programs and talk with students, faculty and staff.
We held a temaki sushi party to welcome new students who entered SGS in September.
5 new students, including 2 exchange students started at SGS.
Our German exchange student enjoyed his first tea ceremony experience.
20 SGS students took visiting high school students from Indonesia to nearby Kamakura for cultural exchange.
Twenty students visited from DePaul University in Chicago, USA to meet and talk with SGS students and experience Japanese tea ceremony. Professor Luis Larrea from DePaul University gave a guest lecture to both SGS and DePaul students on international business trends.
A special tea ceremony for international students was held.
A guest lecture was held by Professor Goydke of Bremen University of Applied Sciences on the topic of Japanese and German business.
A debriefing session was held in which 10 participants in this summer's Study Abroad Programs talked about their experiences in English.
Three exchange students from Bremen University for Applied Sciences arrived in Japan for the fall semester.
Dr. Thomas W. Roehl of Western Washington University held a guest business lecture.