Over 2000 UTokyo Students attended the "Study Abroad Fair 2011" at the Komaba Campus 

The University of Tokyo hosted “Study Abroad Fair: 2011” on May 19 and 20 at 6 p.m. through 8:30 pm, primarily for its freshmen and sophomores at the Komaba campus. The goal of the program was to encourage them to seek study opportunities outside Japan.

Participated by more than 2,000 UTokyo students, the Fair provided both general as well as specific information about study abroad programs offered by various countries in North-America, Europe, Asia and other Pacific Rim countries. The range of presentations covered from exchange programs, summer schools, international volunteer activities, to internship programs.

The Presenters were representatives of such organizations as the Fulbright Japan program, the British Council, the Canadian Embassy, the Australian Embassy, the Chinese Embassy, and DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst or the German Academic Exchange Service). Additionally, a wide range of organizations engaged in or supporting students’ study or volunteer activities abroad explained their programs. They included the Council on International Educational Exchange, the Japan International Exchange Agency, Abroad in Komaba (AIKOM) , and Friends of UTokyo, Inc. (FOTI).

Mr. Yoichi Yoshida of the Development Division of the Hongo Campus represented FOTI and explained FOTI’s International Leadership Award (FOTI-ILA) at the Fair. He commented, “Students appeared quite interested in the FOTI Award’s selection criteria which emphasize not only the academic qualifications but also leadership potentials of applicants. There was keen interest in FOTI and as many as 100 FOTI flyers were taken by the students.

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