WINTER

Regarding cancellation of Winter School 2022

Given the ongoing situation of novel COVID-19, we made a decision not to hold Winter School 2022 at Kansai University, which comes with mobility.
It is a huge regret for us not to able to have you on campus this winter as well.Summer School 2022 will be informed in this website.
We would very much appreciate your understanding and look forward a day which we can have you on our campus.

WINTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

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Participants will study their chosen subjects in English in the 2-week program. “Survival Japanese Language” is also available as an optional course. The total amount of classtime for each course, which includes in-class lectures, tutorials, self-study and homework, is 45 hours. Academic performance will be assessed at the end of the program, and a certificate of completion will be issued. Classes will be conducted at KU’s main campus in Senriyama giving participants opportunities to interact with Japanese students. This program is highly recommended for those who wish to study and experience Japanese language and culture at a top class university located in Osaka, the historical commercial hub of Japan.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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Used for reference only

2-Week Unit

Period: January 15th (Wed) ~ January 28th (Tue), 2020

Course Fee:JPY 175,000

CHOICE YOUR COURSE

Society 5.0: Sustainable Development Goals for Japan

Global PBL Unit2

  • 1. Acknowledge Olympics 2020 and the 2025 World Expo associate with the worldwide agenda.
  • 2. Consider how Japan’s actions for two globally scaled projects impact on local and global consequences.
  • 3. Obtain chances for site visits and guest speaker talks to deepen some goals specified in the course.

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Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning Unit1

  • 1. Gain work-based experience through the field study
  • 2. Cultivate your cultural literacy for Japanese business management
  • 3. Develop your skills for practical business communication in practice

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Survival Japanese Language (optional course)

Survival Japanese optional course

  • 1. Step into Japanese language in basis on the introductory course
  • 2. Learn Japanese culture and society through activities
  • 3. Understand and use everyday life conversation as well as make a short presentation

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ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

The applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled at an accredited college/university/research institution outside Japan. All lectures (except “Survival Japanese Language”) are taught in English. A certain degree of English proficiency is required to understand the lectures and engage in the various activities. (TOEFL score 500 [PBT] / 61 [iBT] or equivalent is the minimal recommendation for non-native English speakers.)

ENGLISH-MEDIATED COURSES

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WORK-BASED LEARNING

In this course the registered students will individually conduct a field research at an appropriate site such as in a Japanese company, a foreign company in Japan, or at other organizations (e.g., NPO) in Japan. The students will gain work-based experience through this field study. They will be able to cultivate their cultural literacy for Japanese business management, and furthermore, they will be able to develop their skills for practical business communication in practice. In the early half of the course, students will be given instructions on how to carry out a qualitative ethnographic research in a field; the students will be exposed to the methods such as participatory observation, data analysis approaches such as (critical) discourse analysis, conversation analysis, and various qualitative interpretation approaches. As a final task of this course, the students will be expected to produce a final research paper with a specific topic focus, based on the field experience. The workload hours for the field study will be determined individually, according to an agreement between each student and the hosting site.

GLOBAL SOCIOLOGY GLOBAL SOCIOLOGY

GLOBAL SOCIOLOGY

Society 5.0: Sustainable Development Goals for Japan

This course is an introduction into sociology as an academic discipline of global relevance. It is an interdisciplinary social science course with a multiperspective approach to the study of the human condition. Lectures will take an international perspective on society, and will investigate the divisions and dynamics of global society, and challenges for the future. Several social I problems of various countries will also be presented. Discussions will explore global to local (Japanese) perspectives, and also highlight several pressing global issues from cross-cultural perspectives. The aim of the course is to facilitate a critical understanding of social change in the contemporary world. These changes are associated with concepts such as modernity, globalization, post-colonialism, cultural and gender identities, and so on.


OPTIONAL COURSE

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SURVIVAL JAPANESE LANGUAGE

The Survival Japanese Language course targets beginner students (less than 300 hours of study). Restrictions may apply to intermediate level or above due to class size limitation (priority will be given to beginners).


This course is an introductory Japanese language course for students who have never learned Japanese before, or have a very basic knowledge of Japanese greetings, hiragana and katakana. Students will be taught fundamental expressions and phrases necessary to “survive” during a short stay in Japan, and will also learn Japanese culture and society through a variety of activities (e.g., Japanese cultural studies with Kansai University students). By the end of the course, students will be able to: 1) understand and use basic Japanese conversational expressions and phrases in daily life, and 2) make a short presentation using language skills developed in the course.

COURSE SCHEDULE COURSE SCHEDULE

COURSE SCHEDULE

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EVALUATION

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The instructor(s) for each course will evaluate students based on the criteria stipulated below. Letter grades (S~F) based on Kansai University rating criteria will be used to indicate the final evaluation. Assessment criteria for each course will be specified in the syllabi.

Percentage Grades
100~90 S Superior
89~80 A Excellent
79~70 B Good
69~60 C Passable
Below 59 F Fail

日本文化

APPLICATION DEADLINE

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
All documents must be received no later than this date.


APPLICATION PROCEDURES
AND DOCUMENTS

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Send the application documents to Kansai University by the deadline as an attachment file to the email address below. Confirmation of your application will be sent to you by e-mail within three days. If you do not receive any email from us by Friday, October 25th ,2019, please contact us immediately. There is a possibility that your application has not been received.

DOCUMENTS FOR APPLICATION

① Application form for Kansai University Winter School 2020.
② Official certificate of enrollment issued by the university or other institution where the applicant is enrolled or affiliated.
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SEND THE APPLICATION DOCUMENTS TO

Email: short_term@ml.kandai.jp
Subject: “Winter School application“

PLEASE DIRECT ALL INQUIRIES TO

Winter School Team
Division of International Affairs, Kansai University
3-3-35 Yamate-cho, Suita-shi, Osaka 564-8680
Tel: +81-(6)-6368-0178
Email: short_term@ml.kandai.jp

SELECTION PROCEDURE

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Application documents will be screened and then applicants will be notified of the result via e-mail by Thursday, November 14th, 2019 accordingly. The guidelines for the program fee payment and other instructions will be sent to the successful applicants as well. If you do not receive any notification message by Friday, November 15th , 2019, please contact us immediately.

PROGRAM FEE PAYMENT

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Payment deadline: Monday, November 25th , 2019
Acceptance Letter will be sent to you after confirming your payment.

BASIC PROGRAM FEE PER PERSON

JPY 175,000

Basic program fee includes

  • Tuition fees
  • Optional course "Survival Japanese Language”
  • Accomodation (daily commodities and utilities included)
  • Course materials
  • Facility usage fee
  • Administration fee

BASIC PROGRAM FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Overseas travel accident insurance (please refer to page 9)
  • Airfare
  • Transportation costs in Japan
  • Meals (except for welcome and farewell parties)
  • Additional homestay fee (please refer to page 10)

ACCOMMODATION

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Choose either apartment or homestay when when you apply for the program.
We will contact applicants individually for additional arrangements if the number exceeds the limit of a certain accommodation.

APARTMENT(Student apartment, single room)

No additional fee (apartment utilities such as water, electricity and Wi-Fi included. Meals are not included)
The apartment will be equipped with shower room, bathroom, bed and bedding, TV, refrigerator, washing machine, and daily commodities
Most of them are located within walking distance but the exception would happen depend on the number of applicants.
We would provide you of rooms in the student dormitory close to the university, for example, a male student dormitory as follows;
・Each room is divided into two for two students with a wall, so you can feel as if you stay in a single. *You need to share a door to enter your room with another male student.
・Students feel free to use the facilities and items below in the shared spaces of the dormitory.
E.g.; Shower rooms, bathrooms, washing machines, items in the pantries


HOMESTAY

An additional fee is required.
*JPY 6,500 for 2 weeks (includes breakfast and dinner).
Houses of host families are located within an hour commute by public transportation to Senriyama Campus.The host family will pick you up at Senriyama campus on the check-in day.

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CHECKING IN AND OUT
(For apartment and homestay. Changes are not possible.)

Program Check-in Check-out
2-week unit Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 (P.M.) Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 (A.M.)

VISA

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Participants are responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa.
Please refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website or consult the nearest Embassy or
the Consulate General of Japan in your area for more information and advices before applying for this program.

www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/

OVERSEAS TRAVEL ACCIDENT INSURANCE

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For all participants, it is mandatory for all particlpants to purchase overseas travel accident insurance specified by Kansai University. The insurance premium is JPY 6,000 for 2 weeks. This insurance premium is not included in the program fee, but participants are obliged to pay it along with the program fee. The insurance coverage is as follows:

Coverage Insured Amount
Accidental Death JPY 10,000,000
Accidental Disability JPY 10,000,000
Personal Liability JPY 100,000,000
Accidental Medical Expenses JPY 30,000,000
Sickness Medical Expenses JPY 30,000,000
Rescuer’s Expenses JPY 10,000,000