Today’s global society demands a multitude of skills: the ability to identify challenges and to think and act independently, as well as the logical thinking skills to successfully navigate issues arising among interested parties from diverse backgrounds. Perseverance is essential, even in challenging situations where results are hard to achieve.
Through group-work, the SI Programs train students to maximize the knowledge and skills acquired through their regular university classes. Take this invaluable opportunity, then, to join students from other countries, regions and family backgrounds at Waseda International Student House (WISH) and realize your true potential.
Please be aware that participation to SI Programs is compulsory for WISH residents. The programs are held at WISH from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday to Friday during term time. At the beginning of each semester, residents can select which day of the week they will attend based on their individual schedules.
SI Programs Fee: 20,000 yen/year (tax not included)
※The contents of SI Programs for academic year 2016 is subject to change.
Participating in SI Programs is the bridge of my dreams.
Pictured at the Community Kitchen. (Pictured center)
The greatest attraction of SI Programs is that “To maximize my own possibility.” When I studied abroad in high school, I had bad experiences to discuss with students from different nationalities. I could not speak up my own opinion because I was caught up in the active emotion by other students. I could not express my opinion even when I was asked to do so. After this experience, I became to dislike discussion, but then I found SI Programs. In the SI Programs, I can learn not only the method of logical thinking taught by Japanese instructors, but also how to make an assertion in English taught by foreign instructors. In addition, international residents participating in the programs have different nationalities, and also Japanese residents have various backgrounds. To discuss with such residents is very stimulating experience for me. Through the SI Programs, I am able to find discussion interesting. Since I want to play an active role internationally in the future, participating in SI Programs is bridge of my dreams.
(School of Political Science and Economics, S.M.)
Attractive points of Career Seminar
Pictured with resident(Pictured left)
When it comes to SI programs, the most interesting program would be the career week visits. Different companies come in and ask the students to think about the problems that they face as a company. I think it is very important for students to experience this, because it can either direct them towards or deter them from certain career paths. As college students we are, for the most part, we do not one-hundred percent decide on what we want to do in the future. The more we experience in regards to professional work, the more we are able to focus on what we like. In addition, because the selection of companies is across a wide spectrum, each student is likely to be interested in at least one of the companies visiting. Also, because Career Seminar is separated from the normal weekly SI programs, you can have the opportunity to meet residents who normally attend the programs on a different day than you do.
(School of International Liberal Studies, V.T)
※Residents can select which day of the week they will attend based on their individual schedules.
Learning continuously and accomplishing my growth
Pictured at the unit living room. (Center of the picture)
Through attending the SI Programs, I acquired “thinking skill and transition skill to express my opinion.” In Self Motivation, to discuss with other residents and attend the programs taught by various instructors helped me acquire logical thinking spontaneously, which is essential for building problem solving skills. In addition, I realize the importance of thinking skill as well as expressing what I think in my own words. There are many international students from various countries in WISH. It is essential of sharing own idea aggressively to communicate with residents having different cultures and values. In Global Communication, learning global standards beyond Japanese standard helps me become to communicate with international residents smoothly. Moreover, I can gain great learning and grow up through participating in the SI Programs constantly. In the future, as a global leader, I am longing for utilizing what I have learned in WISH.
(School of Cultures, Media and Society, M.O.)
SI Program participants who achieve outstanding results will be given the valuable opportunity to experience overseas business firsthand, something not possible through tourist travel. Aside from costs such as insurance, the University will fund these overseas ventures. Set your sights on receiving this award and fully apply the skills acquired through the SI Programs to expand your horizons.
Various excursions will also be widely available, including factory tours and work experience opportunities.