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Summer Program

Kwansei Gakuin University's Cross-Cultural College (CCC) Summer Program allows Queen's students to collaborate with other Canadian and Japanese students in an interactive learning environment. Selected participants will travel to Japan in August for one of three programs (explained in detail below). Students will earn transferrable credits as a result of successful participation in one of the three programs.These programs are a unique way for students to harness international experience and work cross-culturally with peers and industry leaders.

There are three summer programs available:

1. Global Career Seminar in Japan

Program Period

August 1 to August 10, 2017 in Japan

  1. Number of places: 15 students (3 from Mount Allison University, 4 from Queen’s University and 8 from the University of Toronto)
  2. Global Career Seminar (GCS): The Global Career Seminar in Japan is a 3-credit course, consisting of approximately ten pre-seminar sessions and a week of collaborative research sessions at Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan. A total of 30 students from four universities will work together to analyze and solve real business issues posed by industry representatives. In 2016, participating companies/organizations included the Toyota Motor Corporation (HR), Embassy of Canada (Marketing), Ricoh Company Ltd. (HR), Daiichi Life Insurance (Marketing), and Peace & Nature (Marketing).
  3. Tuition fees: Queen’s University students will pay standard tuition fees to Queen’s for the courses taken through the KGU CCC, in accordance with fees that are posted on the Office of the University Registrar website for Summer Term courses in 2017. Please visit the Office of the University Registrar website for details.
  4. Accommodation (July 31 - August 11): KGU will arrange for participants to live together with KGU students for the duration of the program. Accommodation costs are covered by the students' program fees
  5. Other costs: Each participant will be responsible for return airfares, travel insurance, meals and any transportation costs incurred during the program. *Participants may be asked to purchase their own liability insurance but this information will be communicated by KGU at a later date.

Tentative Summer 2017 Global Career Seminar Syllabus.

2. Global Internship in Japan

Program Period

August 18 - September 2, 2017 in Japan.

  1. Number of places: 10 students (2 from Mount Allison University, 3 from Queen’s University and 5 from the University of Toronto)
  2. Global Internship: Global Internship in Japan is a 2 week, 3 credit course held in Japan from August 18 to September 2. After a preparatory study at KGU from August 18 to August 21, pairs of students, composed of a student from KGU and a student from a Canadian university, will work together for 9 days, gaining practical experience in a real business environment in Japan. Internship locations will be allocated before students arrive in Japan, and they may be placed not only in the Kansai area but also in Tokyo and other regions. After completing their internship, students will make a presentation and write a report on their findings. In 2016, host companies/organizations include Fuji Xerox Co., JTB Western Japan, Eli Lilly Japan K.K., Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., EnglishCentral, Hanku Hotels International Co., Ltd., and more.
  3. Tuition fees: Queen’s University students will pay standard tuition fees to Queen’s for the courses taken through the KGU CCC, in accordance with fees that are posted on the Office of the University Registrar website for Summer Term courses in 2017. Please visit the Office of the University Registrar website for details.
  4. Accommodation (August 17-September 3):  KGU will arrange for students to live together with KGU students for the duration of the program. Accommodation costs are covered by the students' program fees.
  5. Other costs: Each participant will be responsible for return airfares, travel insurance, meals and any travel expenses during the program. JR Shinkansen cost to and from internship locations in Tokyo, Yokohama, etc. will be covered by students' program fees, and will be refunded to the participants allocated to a firm in the Kansai area. *Participants may be asked to purchase their own liability insurance but this information will be communicated by KGU at a later date.

Tentative Summer 2017 Global Internship Syllabus.

3. Global Career Seminar in Japan AND Global Internship in Japan

Program Period

August 1 - September 2, 2017 (Japan).

  1. Number of places: Will vary depending on applications to the Global Career Seminar in Japan program and the Global Internship in Japan program.
  2. Global Career Seminar and Global Internship in Japan: This program is a 5 week, 6 credit course held in Japan from August 1 to September 2. Please see the above program descriptions for more details.
  3. Tuition fees: Queen’s University students will pay standard tuition fees to Queen’s for the courses taken through the KGU CCC, in accordance with fees that are posted on the Office of the University Registrar website for Summer Term courses in 2017. Please visit the Office of the University Registrar website for details.
  4. Accommodation: KGU will arrange for participants to live together, with KGU students, during the Global Career Seminar program and the Global Internship program. Accommodation costs for these periods are covered by the students' program fees. Participants are required to arrange accommodation from August 11 - 17 on their own. Accommodation costs during this period will be covered by the students. August 11-17 is the Japanese Bon Holiday and hotels in Japan are likely to be fully booked out by early June. For this reason, KGU requests all students participating in both the Global Career Seminar AND the Global Internship in Japan programs to arrange and make a plan once they are accepted to participate in the program. *Students are required to make and submit a plan with a daily schedule, including places they intend to visit, where they will stay, and contact details by June 1, 2017. Further information to come.
  5. Other costs:  Please see the Global Career Seminar program and Global Internship in Japan program descriptions for details. In addition, students will be fully responsible for all costs including accommodation, meals, and transportation from August 11 -17. *Participants may be asked to purchase their own liability insurance but this information will be communicated by KGU at a later date.

Program fees and travel arrangements document.

For all Programs:

  • Eligibility: Applicants must have completed two semesters of study at their home university as of June 20, 2017. Graduate students are not eligible.
  • Credits awarded by KGU will be recognized by the participating student’s home university as a transfer credit from KGU. Queen's students should arrange to have the credits transferred to their Queen's degree program by applying for an International Letter of Permission (ILOP) (Step 3) through the International Programs Office. Please apply after receiving your acceptance to the program.
  • Scholarships will be available:

Participants of the CCC summer programs who have good academic standing at Queen's will receive a scholarship (monthly stipend) from the Japanese Student Services Organization (JASSO). Please note that students who will participate in both the Global Career Seminar and Global Internship will receive only one scholarship. Students who have graduated and received a degree from Queen's as of August 2017 are not eligible for the scholarship. KGU will recieve the scholarship for 18 participants from JASSO, and will give 9 slots to the University of Toronto, 5 for Queen's, and 4 for Mount Allison University. KGU will send the JASSO application form to the International Program Office. Participants selected to participate in one of the above programs will be able to complete this.

Guide for JASSO Scholarship (PDF, 58KB)

Application

To apply for a CCC summer program students must complete the following documents and bring them into the International Programs Office.

  • Queen's application to participate in KGU CCC
  • KGU CCC application
  • Code of Conduct
  • Statement of Understanding
  • Printed copy of your unofficial transcript from your SOLUS account
  • Photocopy of passport with signature page signed