Global Lounge, a place for international exchange activities

The Global Lounge is located in the Research Quadrangles 127. The Global Lounge is a place where international and Japanese students can deepen their understanding of each other's cultures, improve their language skills, and expand their friendships.

In the Global Lounge, students take the initiative in a variety of activities. Currently, activities that students can get together in the Global Lounge are limited to prevent the spread of the COVID-19, but we are actively conducting online activities instead.

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Main Activities>

EEE-Chat (Elective English Evening-Chat) Let's talk in English casually!

This is held every Monday. This is an activity to enjoy casual conversation in simple English for a topic of the day. It is a great opportunity to further expand your friendships with people from a different school year. Once a month, our faculty member joins and we enjoy the conversation together with you. If you are interested in English, please feel free to join us. It is a great chance for you to improve your communication skills. The Student Assistants (SA) of the Global Lounge will chat with you.

 ・Every Monday from 18:00 to 19:00 

 ・If you would like to join us, please feel free to contact us. → osip@u-aizu.ac.jp

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JJJ-Chat (Joyful Japanese Journey-Chat) Let's talk in easy Japanese!

This is an activity to enjoy conversation in Japanese about familiar topics such as favorite games, music, recommended foods and places, etc. It is held every other Wednesday. Please feel free to join us if you want to talk in Japanese, learn about Japan, or talk with foreign students. Conversations transcend grade levels and countries, so you can broaden your exchange with others. If you are interested in Japanese language or want to communicate with international students, please feel free to join us. SAs (Student Assistants) from the Global Lounge and Japanese language tutors will chat with you.

 ・Every other Wednesday 18:00-19:00 

 ・If you would like to join us, please feel free to contact us. → osip@u-aizu.ac.jp

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International Talk

Our international students will introduce the history, culture, food, etc. of their own countries. Through the international talks, you will be able to learn about the history, culture, and food of various countries and deepen your understanding of different cultures. In addition, a special edition of the program includes a piano concert by a professor and an international talk by students from Germany to promote exchange with overseas partner schools. Currently, the program is held every month via Zoom, and you can easily participate. (except the spring, summer and winter breaks)

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For more information on previous International Talks, please click here.

AY2022

Date Activity

Apr.

Special Edition: International Piano Concert Talk

May

Let's learn about the attractiveness of India!

June

Let's learn about the attractiveness of the USA!

July

Let's learn about the attractiveness of Saudi Arabia and Syria!

AY2021

Date Activity

Apr.

Special online edition: Let's learn about student life in Germany! Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg (OTH Regensburg)

June

Let's learn about the attractiveness of India!

July

Special online edition!:"Let's learn about student life in Germany-Part 2!The University of Applied Sciences (UAS) Landshut

Oct.

Let's learn about the attractiveness of Cambodia!

Nov.

Introducing Student Life at the University of Aizu!

Dec.

Let's learn about the attractiveness of Zimbabwe online!

Jan. 2022

Let's learn about the attractiveness of Indonesia online!

AY2020

Date Activity

Apr.

Let's learn about Burkina Faso!

May

My experience of study abroad in America!

June

Let's learn about the attractiveness of Cuba and Russia!

July

Let's learn about Sri Lanka!

Oug.

Let's learn about Spain!

Oct.

Let's learn about Belarus!

Nov.

Let's learn about Bangladesh!

Jan.

Special Edition: Piano Concert Talk TCHAIKOVSKY

Feb.

Let's learn about Vietnam!

Lunch Break - Let's have fun during our lunch break!

 During the lunch break, students interact with each other playing card games, board games, and other games to learn languages and enjoy conversations. Currently, this activity has been suspended to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

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Others

In the Global Lounge, students can freely use the lounge to study, read books, talk with friends, etc. when there are no activities going on. The lounge is also often used by Japanese tutors to teach Japanese to international students. Since they teach Japanese while also using English, students are able to improve their English skills and become aware of the differences between English and Japanese. We have also conducted TOEFL preparation classes for students.

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For more information about the use of the Global Lounge, please refer to the following "Usage of the University of Aizu Global Lounge (updated as of October 18, 2021)".

https://www.u-aizu.ac.jp/osip/en/information/gl-latest.html

◇Contact

Office for Strategy of International Program, Center for Globalization 

e-mail: osip@u-aizu.ac.jp