International exchange in Tottori Uni.

Outline and aims of the center

The Center for International Affairs plays a major role of contributing to the internationalization of Tottori University through education for international students on Japanese language and Japanese culture and society. It also offers international students daily life support, and provides assistance and information for students and faculty members about international activities. Contributing to the international exchange activities of the local community in cooperation with local governments and other offices is also one of the Center’s important roles.

As educational assistance for international students, we have an intensive Japanese course where government-sponsored international students recommended by embassies (government-sponsored international research students, international teacher training students) study for six months before entering the university. We also provide supplementa Japanese lessons via the Comprehensive Japanese Course which supports their study of Japanese language from a beginner level. The Center’s teachers also offer a number of common courses related to Japanese language, culture and society as well as technical subjects according to their specialties. The supplementary language course has language classes aiming at enhancing the language skills of the university’s students and faculty members. In addition, we plan and organize various events where you can learn and experience Japanese culture such as study tours. Various overseas training/education programs are also planned and supported for our university students.

As daily life assistance for international students, we plan and organize entrance orientations, disaster drills, road safety training programs, etc. We also focus on various lifestyle guidance and assistance by managing their immigration and residence status, securing housing, and providing information about and conduct selection for scholarships.

By supporting international projects conducted by Tottori University, we contribute to the development of human resources who can play an active role internationally and the promotion of international academic research while also contributing to the promotion of the internationalization of the local community by conducting local contribution projects in cooperation with local governments and various organizations and groups related to international exchange.


Annual overview

Orientations for international students (April, October)

Gatherings with international students (June, December)

Study dispatch and acceptance
 Overseas practical education program in Mexico
 English training in Canada; English training in Taiwan
 Language/culture study in China and Korea
 Short-term Japanese/culture study program

International exchange events
 Japanese culture study tour
 Yukata dressing and Bon Festival dance class
 Tottori Shan Shan Festival
 Daisen ski training for foreign student (Project of the Consortium of Universities in San-in)
 Farm experience: planting sweet-potato seedlings
 Cooperation with marine-garbage collection/research, a joint project by universities in Japan and Korea

Attendance to training workshops and seminars related to international exchange
  Crisis management seminar on overseas dispatch and study
  Foreign Students Exchange Research Conference
  JAFSA symposium, etc.

Regional contributions
 University open activities
 Regional contribution support activities

Planning and operation of the Council for Foreign Students Exchange Promotion