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2016.11.15News

Fall 2016 Study Abroad Fair a Success!

Student Hall was packed for the Spring 2016 Study Abroad Fair, with students representing 54 partner universities from 22 countries volunteering to recruit new students to study abroad.

"This was the most active fair I've seen at AIU." – Student Participant

All Akita International University students are required to study abroad for a year at one of our partner universities. The biannual study abroad fair is their best opportunity to get information about their options. Exchange students from our partners, as well as AIU students who have returned, pass out pamphlets and promotional goods supplied by our partners, and talk about their own personal experiences to encourage others to follow in their footsteps.

"I put together my own slide show about my home university to show to students and managed to pass out all of the pamphlets my home university had sent." - Fair volunteer

This year, there was one unexpected visitor to the Study Abroad Fair: Professional Sumo Wrestler Takekaze-zeki, an Akita native, who had come to give a talk for students later that afternoon. While Takekaze-zeki's sporting obligations keep him from studying abroad himself, he was interested to learn about AIU's study active exchange program. Very few international students – or even Japanese citizens – have the opportunity to meet sumo wrestlers in person, so it was a unique opportunity for all the fair's participants.

Professional Sumo Wrestler Takekaze-zeki visited the study abroad fair.

Thank you to all of our volunteer students and partner universities who made this fair a success!

Participating Universities

Asia

  • Brunei Universiti Brunei Darussalam
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Korea Ewha Womans University Konkuk University Korea University Seoul National University Sogang University Yonsei University
  • Malaysia Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • The Philippines Ateneo de Manila University
  • Singapore Nanyang Technological University
  • Taiwan National Chengchi University
  • Thailand Chulalongkorn University Mahidol University International College

Europe

  • Finland University of Lapland University of Tampere
  • France Rennes 2 University Sciences Po Grenoble Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès
  • Malta University of Malta
  • Netherland Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
  • Norway University of Bergen
  • Portugal Universidade Catolica Portuguesa
  • Romania University of Bucharest
  • Russia National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Sweden Linköping university Linnaeus University
  • Switzerland FHS St. Gallen, University of Applied Sciences
  • UK University of Essex University of Exeter University of Leeds

North America

  • Canada University of Toronto
  • USA The College of William and Mary George Mason University The George Washington University Gonzaga University Hamline University Millsaps College San Francisco State University St. Cloud State University St. Mary's College of Maryland University of California Davis University of Colorado Boulder The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa University of Mount Union The University of New Mexico University of Northern Iowa Ursinus College Washington & Jefferson College Winona State University

Oceania

  • Australia The Australian National University Deakin University
  • New Zealand University of Canterbury Victoria University of Wellington

The Cafeteria Annex was packed for the Fall 2016 Study Abroad Fair, with students representing 44 partner universities from 21 countries volunteering to recruit new students to study abroad.

All Akita International University students are required to study abroad for a year at one of our partner universities. The biannual study abroad fair is their best opportunity to get information about their options. Exchange students from our partners, as well as AIU students who have returned, pass out pamphlets and promotional goods supplied by our partners, and talk about their own personal experiences to encourage others to follow in their footsteps.

This year we had great support from AIU Festival Committee members for the venue decoration. Thanks to their great help, the fair venue became a festive place!

Thank you to all of our volunteer students and partner universities who made this fair a success!

Center for International Affairs

 

Participating Universities


Africa

  • Morocco
    Al Akhawayn University

Americas-North and South

  • Canada
    University of Manitoba
    Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Chile
    Universidad Adolfo Ibañez
  • USA
    Ball State University
    College of William and Mary
    George Mason University
    Mississippi State University
    Oregon State University
    St. Cloud State University
    St. Mary's College of California
    University of Kentucky
    University of Oregon
    Western Washington University
    Winona State University

    Asia
  • Brunei
    Universiti Brunei Darussalam
  • Malaysia
    University of Malaya
    Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Singapore
    Nanyang Technological University
    National University of Singapore
  • Taiwan
    National Chengchi University
    National Taiwan Normal University
    National Taiwan University
    Chulalongkorn University

    Europe
  • Czech Republic
    Masaryk University
  • Denmark
    Aalborg University
  • Finland
    University of Lapland
    University of Tampere
  • France
    NEOMA Business School
    Toulouse Business School
  • Germany
    Ludwigshafen University of Applied Science
  • Italy
    University of Ferrara
  • Lithuania
    Vilnius University
    Vytautas Magnus University
  • Russia
    National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Sweden
    Linköping University
  • UK
    Newcastle University
    University of Aberdeen
    University of Essex
    University of Exeter
    University of Leeds
    University of Sheffield

    Oceania
  • Australia
    Griffith University
  • New Zealand
    The University of Auckland