From February 15th to 19th, “CAMPUS ASIA” 2021 Winter Vacation Program: Japanese Language & Cultural Exchange of Okayama University was successfully held online. Six students from the School of Foreign Languages, School of Law, School of Electronic Science and Engineering, and School of Public Health of Jilin University, along with nineteen students from Okayama University in Japan and Sungkyunkwan University in ROK, participated in the 5-day exchange program.
In order to enhance students’ Japanese language skills and understand Japanese culture in an all-round way, Okayama University designed a variety of courses to teach the students Japanese language knowledge and culture by grouping them into different teams according to their language ability. Okayama University also fostered their ability to think in Japanese, and deepened their understanding of Japanese language and culture through group discussions. At the end of the program, the students gave presentations on topics such as food culture, marriage, and education. The program sharpened the students’ ability in Japanese listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and it enhanced their ability to work as a team.
“CAMPUS ASIA”, which is short for the “Collective Action of Mobility Program of University Students in Asia”, was jointly organized by the Ministry of Education of China, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, Ministry of Education of ROK, and ROK Council for University Education, aiming at promoting academic exchanges among students from the three countries. Jilin University from China, Sungkyunkwan University from ROK, and Okayama University from Japan were approved to implement the pilot project of “CAMPUS ASIA” since 2012, and the official program began in 2016. Up to now, more than 1,000 students from China, Japan, and ROK have participated in and benefited from the project.