The Cross-Cultural College is a partnership between Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) and three Canadian universities – Queen’s, the University of Toronto and Mount Allison University. Students can choose between three different course options of varying lengths, earning credits towards their degrees. Eleven Queen’s students, all in their second or third year of an honours bachelor degree in Arts and Science, participated in this year’s program
Most of the students took part in a joint seminar program – studying and living with their Japanese counterparts for two weeks in Japan at KGU and two weeks in Toronto at the University of Toronto. Others had the option of a business internship, spending several weeks at a Japanese employer such as Toyota, Panasonic or Caterpillar Japan. Students also took several field trips, visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, the Golden Pavilion Temple in Kyoto, and popular culture destinations such as film studios and department stores.