After the entrance ceremony, 2 new students from Chiba University of Commerce (Ichikawa City, Chiba Prefecture), who are in the second year of the Faculty of International Liberal Arts, headed for Narita Airport and set out for Vietnam, the destination of the overseas Freshman camp.The Freshman Camp of the Faculty is an opportunity for practical active learning to experience foreign countries immediately after enrollment, look at Japan from the outside, and motivate students to study for four years.This time, it was held for three days from April 76rd to 4th, 2016, centering on Ho Chi Minh City, which is the largest commercial city in Vietnam.
On the first day of the training, we learned the history of the Vietnam War at the Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City, and then listened to a lecture by local journalist Yoko Sakoda.Students who heard Mr. Sakoda's actual experience, such as the difference from Japanese culture and living abroad as an international person, actively asked questions. On the second day, we visited the Consul General of Japan.We spoke with Deputy Consul Ryusaki about Japan-Vietnam relations and the role of diplomatic missions abroad.Among them, the students seemed to be nervous about the story that Mr. Ryusaki told based on his own experience.
On the final day, we visited JICA's overseas business sites.Mr. Toshifumi Sakai, Director of Ho Chi Minh Office, listened to a lecture on the reasons why Japan is cooperating internationally and the cases that Japan is doing in Vietnam.And from the afternoon, I participated in an exchange meeting with students from the University of Trade (Hanoi City), which is the main event of Freshman Camp.Forty-five first-year students of the University of Commerce welcomed the new students of Chiba University of Commerce with singing and playing the guitar while making full use of the Japanese language that they learned for six months.I enjoyed the exchange.
Even in the second year, the faculty conducts short-term study abroad programs that are compulsory for all students for about eight weeks. , The goal is to complete each mission.