Intercultural Communication Center (ICC)Waseda University


Language and Cultural Exchange Program SPRING 2014


  • Registration Period: Mar. 29th (Sat), 2014 – May. 16th (Fri)
  • Activity Period: Apr. 2014 – July 2014 (4 months)
  • Eligibility: Waseda University students, faculty and staff (including visiting scholars and researchers)
  • Registration: Required (See below for detail)
  • Fees: Free
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Do you want to learn Japanese or another language?
How about finding out more about another country or culture?
Want to make new friends on campus? If so, then the ICC Language and Cultural Exchange is perfect for you! It’s a great way to improve your language skills while making friends and learning about other cultures.


Make sure to read the flowchart first! 

On-demand Orientation (Compulsory):

Those wishing to register for the program are required to view
the on-demand orientation.
【URL】 (【Login ID】 icc5286 / 【Password】 icc3990)

★System Requirements:
OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Browser: IE, Google Chrome & Firefox

★Reference (For those who are studying a language at the beginner level,
please read the next link.)
“Suggestions for Effective Language Exchange” by Prof. S. Nussbaum

Registration Periods & Result Announcement:

Registration Period Result Announcement
1st Registration Period Mar. 29th (Sat) – Apr. 11th (Fri) Apr. 18th (Fri) noon
2nd Registration Period Apr. 12th (Sat) – 18th (Fri) Apr. 25th (Fri) noon
3rd Registration Period Apr. 19th (Sat) – 25th (Fri) May 9th (Fri) noon
4th Registration Period Apr. 26th (Sat) – May 9th (Fri) May 16th (Fri) noon
*Registration not possible after May 10th 0:00am

*If you are not successfully matched during one period,
your application will automatically be entered into the next matching period.
There is no need to register again!

Common Courtesy:

  • a) Make sure that both partners have equal time both teaching and learning the specified languages.
    eg.1) For a two hour session, split into two 1 hour blocks for each language.
    eg.2) Rotate the language each session
  • b) Respect your partner’s cultural background and unique way of thinking.
    Remember that the Language and Cultural Exchange Program is not just for learning language, but also for finding out more about different cultures.
  • c) Please consult with the Language and Cultural Exchange Program Coordinator at the ICC if you have any issues during the course of the program.


Q1. How do you match applicants?
A1. Applicants will be matched by a “condition matching” approach – applicants
are matched according to their stated information/conditions (language
interests and abilities, etc.). However, imbalance in the number of
applicants of each registered language may lead to a matching where not
all conditions are perfectly matched.
Q2. I started the language exchange with my partner, but it has become
extremely difficult to continue because of my class workload, etc.
Do I still need to submit a report, even though I’ve only met my partner
a few times?
A2. Yes. All participants (regardless of how many times they met their partner)
need to submit a report between July 8th to 15th, 2013.

Voice from the program participant: I was learning while having a good time!

Inquiries: TEL: 03-5286-3990 E-mail: [email protected]

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