First year students study the essentials of English. Second year students select either the English Communication or International Business programs, and begin studying their chosen field in greater depth during the third year. The curriculum of the Faculty of International Communication has four important features:
1. Generous Support for Studying Abroad
Studying abroad is a perfect complement to any language education program. It can provide abroad perspective and practical English skills. Generous support is given to students who wish to study abroad. Financial subsidies of up to ¥400,000 are available for long-term study abroad, and up to ¥200,000 for short-term study. Students can receive academic credit for overseas study experience, allowing them to progress smoothly toward graduation in four years. Currently, the university has exchange study abroad programs with a number of universities and is actively working on expanding partnerships with other universities abroad.
2. Expert Instructors
The Faculty of International Communication is unique in having a large number of instructors who are native speakers of English, and instructors with practical business experience. About 70% of English classes within this department are taught by native speakers of English. Practical study of English, business and the social sciences will raise student awareness of other cultures.
3. Rich Outside Experience
Valuable experiences outside of the classroom allow students to view society from a variety of perspectives. Study abroad, volunteer work, internships, and practical business experience all help students gain important transferrable skills and become more well-rounded.
4. Positive Support for Career Qualifications
In addition to TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS and other English proficiency tests, various professional qualifications can be acquired for a wide range of careers.