KANSAI UNIVERSITY

Efforts in International Cooperation

Kansai University works on broadly disseminating information on our international contributions, international volunteering and international cooperation activities, in addition to our educational and research activities. We create an educational setting that encourages our students to become interested in international cooperation, for example, by holding international cooperation seminars and by inviting professionals who play an important role in their field of expertise to give lectures, and propose ways of international cooperation that we believe are the best.

International Cooperation Service Learning

"Service learning" is a teaching and learning methodology which fosters competency and applies subject learning through meaningful volunteer activity in the community. In this context, competency means behavioral characteristics which can achieve valuable results.
The Kansai University Service Learning Program consists of lecture courses and international cooperation activities. Students study about sustainable circulating international cooperative systems which are closely related to participatory international cooperation and a multicultural coexistent society.

Lectures

The International Cooperation Service Learning Program consists of the following four Lecture classes.

Theory of International Cooperation (2 credits) This course aims for students to learn the basic theories of international cooperation. Syllabus
Theory of International Volunteering (2 credits) This course aims for students to learn the basic theories of international volunteering. Syllabus
Preparation for International Volunteering (2 credits) This course aims for students to develop the knowledge and skills required for international cooperation activities. Syllabus
Follow-up Study on International Volunteering (2 credits) This course aims for students to look back on an international collaboration experience and generalize it. Syllabus

The "Theory of International Cooperation" and "Theory of International Volunteering" courses are basic lectures aiming for students to learn theories of international cooperation and contribution activities from various perspectives. They are introductory courses for students.
The "Preparation for International Volunteering" and "Follow-up Study on International Volunteering" courses aim for students who took the above two courses to make the best use of the skills they obtained while participating in actual international cooperation activities. They are related to Practicum courses.
To receive credits for the "International Volunteer Practicum A - C" courses, you must take the "Preparation for International Volunteering" and "Follow-up Study on International Volunteering" courses before and after the Practicum courses.

Practicum

There are three types of practicum courses in different countries. Take practicum courses based on your interest and orientation along with lecture courses.

International Volunteer Practicum A This course aims for students to learn the basic theories of international cooperation.
International Volunteer Practicum B This course aims for students to learn the basic theories of international volunteering.
International Volunteer Practicum C This course aims for students to develop the knowledge and skills required for international cooperation activities.

"International Volunteer Practicum A" is a practicum course for experienced, advanced students. In this course, through activities as a JOCV short-term volunteer, students can prepare the groundwork for playing an active role as an international cooperation specialist in the future.
"International Volunteer Practicum B" is a practicum course for intermediate level students. In this course, students will join original projects accompanied by Kansai University faculty members. (In AY 2017, students participated in the Philippines Children Project (PCP).)
"International Volunteer Practicum C" is a practicum for beginning students. In this course, students participate in activities held by several volunteer groups certified by the Division of International Affairs as a first step toward social contribution activities.
In AY 2017, a volunteer program held by NGO Education Research Center (NERC) was certified.

International Volunteer Practicum A

International Volunteer Practicum B

International Volunteer Practicum C

Events relating to International Cooperation

International Cooperation Guidance

This guidance serves as an introductory course on international cooperation.
Starting from this guidance, obtain access to more concrete information in successive international cooperation or other seminars.

International Cooperation Seminars

For international cooperation seminars, we invite professionals who have significant experience in the field of international cooperation as instructors. You can hear from them the benefits of playing an active role in the global community from various perspectives through seminars on international cooperation.
You are sure to find activities that are meaningful not only to you today but also those that will be meaningful to you in the future.
We look forward to Kansai University students' active participation.

International Cooperation Brown Bag Sessions

A brown bag session refers to a lunch-time study meeting, often held at overseas universities or research institutions, where people bring their own food.
You can join these sessions while eating. In these sessions, you can hear the international cooperation experiences of Kansa University faculty members in a three-part series.