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The Short-term Program for Studying in the Philippines

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January 28, 2015

The Short-term Program for Studying in the Philippines was conducted from September 1 to September 10 as part of the Global Scientists and Engineers Course, with six participants from undergraduate courses. This program has been designed with the full assistance of our Tokyo Tech Philippines Office.

What is Tokyo Tech Philippines Office?

Tokyo Tech Philippines Office was established in September 2005 on the campus of De La Salle University, Manila-our second overseas office after Tokyo Tech Thai Office.
Tokyo Tech has a long history of academic exchange with several Philippine universities. The Office has contributed to various activities such as conducting inter-university student exchange, holding workshops presented by Tokyo Tech professors, and cooperation with the Association of Tokyo Tech Alumni and Research Scholars (ATTARS), one of our alumni organizations.

Preparation for overseas study

In addition to orientation, other sessions took place including a briefing given by a Philippine student studying at Tokyo Tech and safety training conducted by a Tokyo Tech professor. Moreover, respective participants collected information during each visit and gave presentations on August 27, just before their departure, with the purpose of making the visit all the more fruitful.

Overseas study in the Philippines

Schedule

Date
Program
September 1
Departure from Tokyo Haneda Airport
Arrival at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila
September 2
Visit to the Science and Technology Complex and Integrated School of De La Salle University
Visit to Tagaytay Picnic Grove Complex
September 3
Visit to De La Salle University, Manila to attend a lecture
September 4
Visit to Chiyoda Philippines office
Visit to the EEI Corporation construction site
September 5
Attend workshop
Visit to De La Salle University Manila to meet current students (including presentation)
September 6
Visit to the ODA project construction site at Pasig-Marikina River Channel in Manila
September 7
Visit to the National Museum of the Philippines
Visit to Intramuros
September 8
Visit to JICA Philippines Office, social enterprise "Uniquease," and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)
September 9
Visit to The University of the Philippines Diliman to attend a lecture
September 10
Departure from Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila
Arrival at Tokyo Haneda Airport

Highly impressed by the JICA/PHIVOLCS project and an ODA construction site at the Pasig-Marikina River Channel, students learned that the Japanese government is providing technical assistance in various disaster prevention fields in the Philippines.

Visiting the Science and Technology Complex and De La Salle University Integrated School Visiting the Science and Technology Complex
and De La Salle University Integrated School

At De La Salle University and The University of the Philippines Diliman, local students majoring in science and technology hosted a campus tour for Japanese students with common interests. After the program, the students dined together and walked around the city, providing a good opportunity to deepen mutual understanding and friendship.
Through this program, the students experienced life overseas and gained awareness of risk management and health management issues. Some commented that their confidence to study abroad and future career prospects were developed during the short stay.
One student who participated in this program spoke passionately about new friendships, saying, "I want to visit there again to meet the local students who welcomed us so warmly, and travel to places I haven't yet been."

With students of The University of the Philippines Diliman With students of The University of the Philippines Diliman

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