Open campus guide for foreign students

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Open campus guide for foreign students

If you join the open campus

Although I have participated in the open campus, I am only going to school if I am participating in vagueness, and I will come back without getting the information I really want. To compare different schools, prepare some criteria for comparison and then join. Here is a summary of the points you want to check if you go to the open campus, so please refer to it. If you can shoot, it is better to shoot with your smartphone or camera.

On the open campus
I want to check
"Eight points"

  • Checkpoint 1: Access
    Shall we go from home?
    The check starts before you arrive at the school, such as "transportation", "transfer route", "traffic cost", "time required", "route from the nearest station to school", "traffic cost", etc. before arriving at the school.
    If you are moving near a school, we recommend that you consult with school staff or seniors about where you want to live, and stop by in that area. Let's check the living environment such as the shop, restaurant, security and so on where you buy daily necessities.
  • Checkpoint2: Class content
    How many lectures, exercises, and assignments do you have?
    Content of class is important point of school choice. As well as the contents of the class, what kind of teachers are there, the environment for learning such as classrooms and training rooms, the amount of practical training and problems, whether you can learn across other departments and courses, the ratio of lectures and practical training, classes Let's look at a wide range of perspectives, such as the language to do.
    Also, if you are going to live with a part-time job, please consider whether it is likely that you can achieve both school practice and tasks and part-time job.
  • Checkpoint 3: Campus Life
    Are you fulfilling other than studying?
    I would like to check if there is an environment that you can enjoy other than studying, such as various exchange events with Japanese students and other foreign students, club activities and circles, and school events such as school festivals.
    By actively participating in as many meetings as possible, your Japanese language skills will improve and your study abroad life will become even more fulfilling.
  • Checkpoint 4: Facilities and Equipment
    What would you like to spend between classes?
    Not only the learning environment is fulfilling, but also the place and time to spend time between classes such as the student cafeteria and the library are important points. Let's ask what seniors are doing in what places.
    In addition, in a small part of the university, there are some schools where the attendance varies depending on the grade level. You may have to move between campuses during the day when the default credits can not be taken, so if you are interested in such a school or department you will need to move to the location and movement of each campus You should also listen to the time it takes.
  • Checkpoint 5: School Atmosphere
    Is your relationship with yourself perfect?
    Atmosphere of school varies according to various factors such as education philosophy and history of school, location. What makes an open campus possible is that you can feel the "individuality of the school" that you can not see from the difficulty level of the entrance exam and the names of the undergraduate courses, departments, and courses. Make a note of things that came to your mind, such as "many kind people," "a large and quiet environment," and "a lot of interaction with Japanese students." In order to know the atmosphere, the clothes and attitudes of current students, notices in the school, etc. are checked items.
  • Checkpoint 6: Student Support
    Can you consult immediately if you are in trouble?
    It is a very important check item where the International Exchange Center and other international student consultation desks are located. Make sure to check.
    It is different depending on the school, such as introduction of student dormitories and apartments, employment support in Japan, qualification measures course, consultation on visa, and study support for Japanese language and culture, but is there a system that supports international students Please check it out.
  • Checkpoint 7: Entrance exam
    Is there an entrance method that is likely to be advantageous?
    Entrance procedures for Japanese higher education institutions vary from school to school and are surprisingly complex.
    Make sure to check the admission procedures and application conditions that you can take for exams, such as Special Selection for International Students , general admissions, recommendation admissions, and AO admissions. It is important to collect information early, as the exam fee may be reduced by applying to multiple schedules or undergraduate courses, or undergraduate courses, and there may be discounts and benefits for early applications.
  • Checkpoint 8: Employment support
    What kind of life is waiting after graduation?
    Job hunting in Japan is said to be unique and difficult compared to other countries. I would like to confirm the employment support system related to employment such as employment guidance, company briefing sessions, exchange sessions with graduates, interview measures and guidance.
    In addition to support for finding employment in Japan, make sure that you have a system that will support you well after graduation, such as going to university or graduate school or preparing to return to your home country.

When I return from the open campus

When you get home, let's put together the information of the day while the memory is clear. At a later date, it is useful to make notes for participating in the open campuses of other schools for comparison.

  • Step 1: Reconfirm materials and photos on the same day
    In order to reflect on the feelings you felt at the time of the open campus, let's roughly review the data that you received on the day you went and the photo data you took. By going back home and reviewing again, I will find out new notices and next additional checkpoints.
  • Step 2: Evaluate at Check Point
    Let's evaluate the check points that you decided, such as "eight points". Not only good but bad, we recommend that you use an evaluation method that gives you a five-point rating for each item. It is good to keep notes such as "It was better if this was the case." It is very useful when you compare later.
  • Step 3: Make notes easily
    Of course, it is better to prepare a dedicated notebook or sheet for comparison, but if you do it so much ... If you say so, leave a note in the schedule management app, write a note on the copy paper, Choose a way to keep yourself comfortable, such as putting it in a school brochure.


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