TUT International Student Program 2016
24 Nov 2016
Toyohashi University of Technology (TUT) held International Student Program 2016 from Monday, 7 November to Monday, 14 November. Outstanding engineering students from six partner universities in five Asian countries were invited to join this eight-day program.
The main purpose of this program is to allow the participating international students to have a better understanding and specific interest in studying at our university by giving them the opportunities to experience laboratories that match each participant's major, meet with TUT students and experience Japanese culture.
The first day of the program included the introduction of each university by the international students and TUT students, followed by a campus tour led by TUT students. In the evening, the university held a ceremony for the international students, and President Dr. Takashi Onishi and Vice Presidents extended a warm welcome to them. Many students and teaching staff also joined the welcome ceremony, and it allowed them to get to know the students from overseas.
From the second day, the students were divided into small groups based on their majors and participated in laboratory experience. The program also included a social gathering with TUT students and participation in club activities and other campus activities. In addition, the program offered opportunities to learn about Japanese culture and technology, including tea ceremony and flower arrangement classes, and visits to the Futagawa Syuku Honjin Museum and the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology.
On the final day, the students presented their plans for future research and career paths in a poster session as the fruit of the program. The audience listened to the students' presentations enthusiastically and engaged in lively discussions.
Although this was only an eight-day program, we hope that, through the experiences at TUT including participation in campus activities and interaction with Japanese culture and technology, the program served as an opportunity for the partner university students to think about their future.