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2017.07.04News

Spring 2017 AIU Study Abroad Fair a Success!

The Cafeteria Annex was packed for the Spring 2017 AIU Study Abroad Fair, with students representing 46 partner universities from 23 countries volunteering to recruit new students to study abroad.

Exchange students and returnees representing partner schools in North America share their experiences with future study abroad students

Exchange students and returnees representing partner schools in North America share their experiences with future study abroad students

It was a very sunny day in the middle of Japan’s rainy season called tsuyu and the temperature inside climbed over 30℃ (88°F) in the venue. In spite of the heat, more than 150 students visited the fair’s four hours to talk with the enthusiastic volunteers.

Student representatives from Australia and New Zealand kept upbeat despite the heat.

Student representatives from Australia and New Zealand kept upbeat despite the heat.

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.

A volunteer from Western Washigton University, in the US, shows off digital materials she prepared for the fair.

A volunteer from Western Washigton University, in the US, shows off digital materials she prepared for the fair.

Continuing from last fall’s fair, 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!

Volunteer exchange students and returnees from partner universities in Asia show off their promotional materials and decorations.

Volunteer exchange students and returnees from partner universities in Asia show off their promotional materials and decorations.

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

Center for International Affairs
Volunteer exchange students and returnees from Europe in one of the rare lulls in activity.

Volunteer exchange students and returnees from Europe in one of the rare lulls in activity.

Participating Universities

Asia

Brunei
  • Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Hong Kong
  • The University of Hong Kong
Korea
  • Seoul National University
Singapore
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • National University of Singapore
Taiwan
  • Fu Jen Catholic University
  • National Chengchi University
Thailand
  • Chulalongkorn University

Europe

Czech
  • Masaryk University
Finland
  • University of Tampere
France
  • Toulouse Business School
Germany
  • University of Passau
Italy
  • University of Turin
Lithuania
  • Vytautas Magnus University
Netherlands
  • HAN University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Leiden
Norway
  • University of Oslo
Spain
  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Sweden
  • Linnaeus University
Switzerland
  • Zurich University of Applied Sciences Winterthur
UK
  • The University of Sheffield
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Essex
  • University of Leeds

North America

Canada
  • University of Manitoba
USA
  • Beloit College
  • George Mason University
  • Gonzaga University
  • San Francisco State University
  • St. Mary’s College of California
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Oregon
  • Ursinus College
  • Washington & Jefferson College
  • Western Washington University
  • The College of William & Mary
  • Winona State University

Oceania

Australia
  • Deakin University
  • Griffith University
  • Macquarie University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
New Zealand
  • University of Canterbury

South America

Peru
  • University San Ignacio de Loyola