Fall Semester 2013 Exchange Students Have Arrived in Japan.

October 7, 2013

This September, 42 exchange students arrived in Japan for our Fall Semester 2013. Subsequently, they have started studying primarily in ESOP lecture courses at Hosei University.

As of now, a total of 48 exchange students of 13 different nationalities from 25 universities worldwide, including 6 continuing Spring Semester 2013 exchange students, are studying at Hosei University. Among them, those with a high level of Japanese language proficiency take regular undergraduate classes. They are scheduled to experience life as an exchange student at Hosei University for half a year or one full year.

What is ESOP?
Hosei University has expanded exchange and cooperation with its overseas partner universities. As part of the international cooperation and globalization efforts, ESOP (Exchange Students from Overseas Program) was created to receive many exchange students from our partner universities and provide them with lecture courses. These courses are conducted in English and cover a wide variety of themes such as Japanese literature, society, politics, economy and management. Not only exchange students, but also regular Hosei students can enroll in the courses. This experience will be significant for our regular students to improve their language abilities and cultivate their international awareness. This will also lead to active involvement in the international society in the future such as studying or working abroad. More importantly, a major benefit of attending ESOP lecture courses is the opportunity to deepen cross-cultural exchange with international exchange students. (The application period for this semester has closed.)

Post-arrival orientation
Post-arrival orientation
Prof. Field (Director of ESOP) explaining university life
Prof. Field (Director of ESOP) explaining university life
Many students gathering at the welcome party
Many students gathering at the welcome party
A scene of a welcome reception held by the Faculty of Intercultural Communication: the reception warmed up with musical chairs
A scene of a welcome reception held by the Faculty of Intercultural Communication: the reception warmed up with musical chairs
Exchange students eating hand-rolled sushi for the first time at the welcome reception held by the Faculty of Intercultural Communication:Caution - Wasabi (Japanese horseradish) is very hot!
Exchange students eating hand-rolled sushi for the first time at the welcome reception held by the Faculty of Intercultural Communication:Caution - Wasabi (Japanese horseradish) is very hot!

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