2019 TUFS Multicultural Coexistence Independent Student Projects Presented at TUFS

March 11, 2020

On March 5, 2020, the final presentations for the 2019 TUFS Multicultural Coexistence Independent Student Project were held in room 105 of the TUFS Research and Lecture Building.

This project is a program established in 2019 to support independent and creative multicultural coexistence-related activities by TUFS students. This program aims to equip students with the skills they need, as they step out into the working world, to apply what they learn in class to society. This year, three groups were chosen after passing the document screening (stage one) and presentation review (stage two), after which they worked on their projects for six months.

International Cooperation Project

  • Team Sachi, “Read Pakistani Stories Aloud in India”

National Cooperation Project

  • Asia-Africa 5th Year Students, “Connect With the World Through Food!”
  • TUFS Disaster Prevention Organization, “Disaster Prevention Countermeasures for the Safety of Everyone”

At the presentation session, Vice President TAKEDA Chika gave the opening address, which was then followed by presentations from each group and a Q&A session. Attending faculty members asked many questions about what they had personally gained through their projects, distribution of expenses, and feedback for students planning to apply for this program in the future. At the end of the session, Mr. MURAO Seiichi (Head of the Japanese Language Center for International Students), Mr. KAWAMURA Futoshi (Dean of the School of Japan Studies), Ms. SAWADA Yukari (Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Global Studies) and Mr. YAMAGUCHI Hiroyuki (Dean of the School of Language and Culture Studies) critiqued the projects as judges, and gave their final evaluations of each group and project.

TUFS plans to publish a full report on these projects on TUFS Today.