International Programs Office

International Programs Office

International Programs Office

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Summer Programs

Collaborate with Canadian and Japanese students in an interactive learning environment, earn transferable credits, harness and acquire international experience and work cross-culturally with peers and industry leaders. Take part in ther Global Career Seminar in Japan, the Global Internship in Japan, or apply to both programs for a month-long intensive experience.

80,000 yen scholarship available to eligible students

Global Career Seminar in Japan

Program Period

August 1 to August 8, 2020 in Japan

The Global Career Seminar in Japan is a 3-credit course, consisting of approximately ten online pre-seminar sessions and a 10-days collaborative research session at KGU, from August 1st to 8th. A total of 40 students will work together to analyze and solve real business issues posed by industry representatives. In 2019, participant companies/organizations included Embassy of Canada to Japan, Garuda Indonesia, Japan IBM Co, Ltd., Orix Corporation, RICOH Company, Ltd., Schneider Electric Ltd, Manulife Japan, Ltd. and more.

  1. Number of places: 19 students (4 from Mount Allison University, 7 from Queen’s University and 8 from the University of Toronto)
  2. Accommodation (July 31 - August 9): KGU will arrange for participants to live together with KGU students for the duration of the program. Students will share the rooms with the peer students, and will be able to use the common facilities including kitchen, living room, and laundromat. Accommodation costs are covered by the students' program fees
  3. Fees: Tuition payable to Queen's (see below); program fee of ¥70,000 (c.$1,000 as of 4 October 2019) offset by a ¥80,000 scholarship (for eligible students)
  4. 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 2020 Global Career Seminar Syllabus

Global Internship in Japan

Program Period

August 14th - August 29th, 2020 in Japan

Global Internship in Japan is a 2 week, 3 credit course held in Japan from August 14th to August 29th. After preparatory study at KGU from August 14th to 15th, each pair, composed of a student from KGU and a student from a Canadian university, will work together for 10 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 mainly in the Kansai area. After completing their internship, students will make a presentation and write a report on their findings. In 2019, host companies/organizations included EF (Education First), EnglishCentral, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., HRS (Hotel Reservation Service), IBM Japan, JTB Corp., All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd., Sankei Meriyasu, Wisdom Academy, Schneider Electric Ltd, Manulife Japan, Ltd., Kamenori Foundation, and more.

  1. Number of places: 13 students (2 from Mount Allison University, 3 from Queen’s University and 4 from the University of Toronto)
  2. Accommodation (August 13-August 30th):  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.
  3. Fees: Tuition payable to Queen's (see below); program fee of ¥180,000 offset by a ¥80,000 scholarship (for eligible students)
  4. Other costs: Each participant will be responsible for return airfares, travel insurance, meals and transportation costs incurred during the program. JR Shinkansen (bullet train) cost to and from internship locations if necessary will be covered by students’ program fees, however this fee will be refunded to the participants when not used. *Participants may be asked to purchase their own liability insurance but this information will be communicated by KGU at a later date.

Tentative Summer 2020 Global Internship Syllabus

Global Career Seminar in Japan AND Global Internship in Japan

Program Period

August 1 - August 29th, 2020 in Japan

This program is a 5 week, 6 credit course held in Japan from August 1st to August 29th. Please see the above program descriptions for more details.

  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. 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 9 - 12 on their own. Accommodation costs during this period will be covered by the students. Tokyo Olympics will be held from July 24th to August 9th, then the Paralympics from August 25th to September 6th. Accommodations in Japan will most likely be booked up early and cost will rise. 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 end of May 2020. Further information to come.
  3. Fees: Tuition payable to Queen's (see below); program fee of ¥250,000 offset by a ¥80,000 scholarship (for eligible students)
  4. 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 9 - 12. Participants may be asked to purchase their own liability insurance but this information will be communicated by KGU at a later date.

For all Summer Programs

Tuition and Fees

Tuition

The Global Career Seminar and Global Internship are both 3.0 credit courses at KGU and individually are considered equivalent to a 3.0 unit course at Queen's University. 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 2019. Please visit the Office of the University Registrar website for details.

Fees

2020 program fees and travel arrangements (PDF, 148KB)

Scholarship

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), currently valued at 80,000 yen. Please note that students who will participate in both the Global Career Seminar and Global Internship will receive only one scholarship. KGU will receive the scholarship for participants from JASSO, we encourage you to apply. 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)

Eligibility
Applicants must:
  • be an undergraduate
  • have completed two semesters of study at their home university as of January 31, 2020
  • be in good standing (i.e. not on academic probation)
  • ideally have a minimum 2.6 GPA (not mandatory)
  • attend all the Pre-Seminar Sessions stated in the course syllabus
  • Knowledge of Japanese is not required to participate in this program, but may be considered an asset
  • Students from all academic backgrounds are welcome to apply (Commerce students may not apply)
Credit Transfer

Credits are awarded by KGU and Queen's students can arrange to have the credits transferred to their Queen's degree program by applying for an International Letter of Permission (ILOP) through the International Programs Office.

The Global Career Seminar in Japan has been pre-approved for transfer as either

  • COMM 2UNS/3.0 or LLCU 2UNS/3.0

The Global Internship has been pre-approved for transfer as either

  • COMM 2UNS/3.0 or LLCU 2UNS/3.0

Please note that a maximum of 6.0 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted towards the Program and/or Plan requirements of any degree or certificate in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Some exceptions exist. Students are encouraged to consult with their department and/or an academic advisor in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Application

Deadline: Your applications are due at the IPO by Tuesday, February 21st at Noon.

Apply using this online form

When you are applying online you must also upload and submit the following documents: