FAQ

1. Can I join skipwise program?

Of course you can. There are no requirements for attending skipwise program. Chiba University makes efforts to nurture students who can succeed in international community. We will enhance English education focusing on communicative competence and expand scholarship program for studying abroad. Everyone is welcome to join skipwise program. We are always happy to give you any support.

2. Is there any advice on choosing subjects from Global Program for Japanese Studies?

Global Program for Japanese Studies consists of four distinct categories and each category has the upper limit and lower limit of the credit requirements. The program offers flexible curriculum, so that you can design your own curriculum that meets your preference and interest.
Try to focus on globally oriented subjects, and actively involved in those classes. You will be able to accomplish Global Program for Japanese Studies.

3. I am a graduate student. Can I take Global Program for Japanese Studies course?

Global Program for Japanese Studies is cross-sectional academic discipline including general education. From the discipline of general education, liberal arts and language teaching education are approved as “Global Program for Japanese Studies”. If you are a graduate student, and want to take classes from general education, then you have to register as a credit auditor. For further information, please consult with the administration office of your graduate school.

4. What is the special feature of “Active Learning”?

Active learning subjects focus on students’ proactive learning attitude, and those subjects are conducted in the form of workshops, group discussions or other active learning component. Chiba University assumes that Active Learning method is effective way to develop global talent of the students. The contents of the classes will be more enhanced in the future.

5. Does skipwise program make it easier to study abroad?

Studying abroad program is considered as a part of academic curriculum in skipwise program. The aim is for 30% of undergraduate students to gain study abroad experience in 5 years, until the end of FY2016.

  • If you are worrying about expenses for studying abroad…..
    skipwise program provides students with financial support for studying abroad program
  • If you are hesitating to study abroad because you think you would have to take time off from school to do so…….
    skipwise program offer short-term overseas study program during summer and spring holidays. This program makes it possible to study abroad without taking time off from school.

 

6. Can everyone join overseas language study program? Can I attend the program multiple times?

Each program has different requirements for participation. If you are interested in the overseas language study program, you can find detailed information in the booklet of Global Program for Japanese Studies. Guidance will be also available to help you get more information about the program.
It is possible to study abroad multiple times. But upper limit for the number of registered credits might be fixed depending on the department, so you are advised to take appropriate number of credits for each school year.

7. Can everyone join global volunteer and global internship program? Can I attend the program multiple times?

Requirements of the language proficiency and duration of the program varies depending on the program. If you are interested, you should attend guidance and you will be able to get detailed information. Delegates are required to attend preparation and follow-up seminar before and after the experience, and they also have to report their international experience.
It is possible to attend volunteer and internship programs multiple times. But upper limit for the number of registered credits might be fixed depending on the department, so you are advised to take appropriate number of credits for each school year.

8. Is there any special application needed to get a certificate of the Global Program for Japanese Studies?

If you meet academic requirements for graduation and if you acquire 48 credits from Global Program for Japanese Studies, you have to apply for a certificate to the Global Resources Office. A certificate will be awarded on completion of your academic curriculum.

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