'Partner Universities Square' lunchtime event for inbound/outbound exchange students

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On 29 November 2023, the International Education and Student Mobility Division, in collaboration with the International Academic Research and Resource Center for Language Education (iARRC) of the Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences (ILAS), held this semester's Kyoteiko Hiroba, or 'Partner Universities Square', as a Student Lounge 'KI-ZU-NA' (KIZUNA) event.

Kyoteiko Hiroba offers an opportunity for students from and bound for the University's partner institutions to get to know one another, and also for those interested in studying abroad to learn about available opportunities. It is hoped that international students may develop deeper connections with Kyoto University and with Japan.

In the event, held at the ILAS Building on the Yoshida-South Campus, exchange students from the University of Bonn, the University of Auckland, Maastricht University, and the University of Toronto delivered presentations in English introducing their home institutions and countries. These were followed by an informal discussion, where participants actively interacted with each other.

The event attracted more than 50 students, many of whom later expressed satisfaction with the program, describing their experience as fun, informative, and enriching.

Presentation by an exchange student
Networking and discussion among participants
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