Call for applications: Virtual Exchange Program with students from The University of Melbourne


Published: October 14, 2020

Bringing Ideas in Remote Discussion (BIRD) ꟷ virtual exchange program (AY 2020)

In winter 2020, Tokyo Tech offers Bringing Ideas in Remote Discussion (BIRD), a new virtual exchange program for students from Tokyo Tech and The University of Melbourne.
Participants in this program will:

  • Increase their knowledge of technologies for public health (AY 2020 program theme)
  • Enhance their problem-solving skills through group work with those from diverse academic disciplines and backgrounds
  • Expand their academic and social networks

Program period
February 12 – 22, 2021
Program theme
Public health
B2, B3, or B4 Tokyo Tech students*
(*Enrolled in a Tokyo Tech degree program)
20 in total, including 10 from Tokyo Tech 
*In the case of oversubscription, participants will be competitively selected.
October 30, 2020
1 credit (LAW.X358outer) Breadth Courses
Program outline
[Pre-program activities]
-Group work preparation (compulsory)
-Tandem language exchange (optional)
[Program activities]
-Lectures on technologies related to public health (100 min. x 4 lectures)
-Icebreaking sessions, including short individual presentations by participants(100 min. x 2 sessions)
-Group work (100 min. x 4 sessions)
-Final presentations
How to apply
Contact program organizers by email to request the BIRD application form. Once you have it, complete the form and submit your application by email attachment by the application deadline.
*Be sure to indicate “Application for BIRD (Your name)” in the subject line.
Applicants will be notified of results by the end of November 2020.
Tokyo Tech Winter Program / BIRD
International Student Exchange Division
Email: Tel: 03-5734-3786

Update : October 14, 2020