Tokyo Tech News
The Tokyo Tech International Student Association (TISA) hosted the 2022 TISA Welcome Party on Ookayama Campus on June 1. The event was organized in collaboration with two other student groups — the Student Association for Global Exchange (SAGE) and language exchange promotion group ACTION — and was supported by the Tokyo Tech Alumni Association and the Student Support Division.
This was the first welcome party for international students in two years due to the various obstacles caused by COVID-19. Prior to the pandemic, the Institute had hosted a party for international students each semester to welcome newcomers and help them adjust into the Tokyo Tech community. Despite the break and the remaining safety restrictions, this year's gathering was once again a success. Over 100 new students, current students, staff, alumni, and friends attended.
The participants spent the evening informally chatting, enjoying snacks and drinks together, and playing a number of interactive games to get acquainted. Game winners received various prizes including Tokyo Tech thermal bottles, USB memory sticks, computer mice, drinks, and snacks. The party even included a dance session that involved most of the participants.
To the delight of many new students, Tokyo Tech President Kazuya Masu and Tokyo Tech Alumni Association President Kiyoto Ido also dropped by to offer their warm words of welcome.
This was TISA's first in-person event in two years. It was not easy to hold such an event during the pandemic. We are glad that the participants seemed to have enjoyed it, and hope that they can make new friends and use the opportunity of this welcome party for their future networking. TISA received generous support from the Tokyo Tech Alumni Association and the Student Support Division. We would also like to thank all the TISA members and friends who volunteered their time to help out. We will do our best to make it a better event that more people can enjoy next time. As for our academic studies, both of us are studying mainly polymer science. We aim to create high-functional and high-performance polymer materials.
TISA welcomes all students at Tokyo Tech to join their activities, and aims to connect and support international students during their university life. The association continues with its efforts to enhance the multicultural experience at Tokyo Tech.