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Short-term study abroad program in the Philippines

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Published: May 22, 2017

From March 1 to 10, 2017, seven Tokyo Tech undergraduates participated in the Global Scientists and Engineers Course's short-term study abroad program in the Philippines.

Intended to spark Tokyo Tech students' interest in long-term study abroad opportunities later in their academic careers, the ten-day program led by Tokyo Tech Professor Jun-ichi Takada allowed participants to experience university lectures and interact with local students at De La Salle University (DLSU) in Manila and at the University of Philippines.

In addition, through program-sponsored visits to the JICA Philippines Office, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and a JICA project site, Parañaque Sewage Treatment Plant, the Tokyo Tech students learned about efforts underway to reduce poverty, improve agricultural technology, and develop infrastructure in the Philippines. After learning about some of the challenges faced by the country, many participants commented that they hoped to contribute technology-based solutions to international development issues.

Program participants and local students at De La Salle University, Manila

Program participants and local students at De La Salle University, Manila

At the Integrated School, DLSU Science and Technology Complex

At the Integrated School, DLSU Science and Technology Complex

Schedule

March 1
Travel from Tokyo to Manila
March 2
Attend lectures at De La Salle University, Manila (DLSU)
March 3
Attend lectures, meet students, and make presentations at DLSU
March 4
Visit Tagaytay City
March 5
Visit Manila's Intramuros district
March 6
Visit Integrated School at DLSU Science and Technology Complex and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
March 7
Visit JICA Philippines Office and Ayala Museum
March 8
Visit JICA project site, Parañaque Sewage Treatment Plant, and social enterprise Uniquease
March 9
Visit University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) and meet UPD students
March 10
Return to Tokyo from Manila

Contact

International Activities Group, International Affairs Division, International Affairs Department

Email kokuji.jig@jim.titech.ac.jp

Tel +81-3-5734-7607

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