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国際交流センター

International Exchange Centre

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Introduction

Welcome from Sonoda Gakuen Women’s University・Sonoda Gakuen Women’s College (SWU).

SWU is a tertiary education instution offering two and four year degrees in nursing, education, nutritional sciences, wellness, general studies and confectionery. Sonoda Gakuen also consists of two kindergartens, a junior high school and a senior high school. We are located in Amagasaki, Hyogo ten minutes by train from Osaka.

SWU has a long history of building international relations and being a bridge from Japan to the world around it-most notability with the Oceania region. The International Exchange Centre (IEC) handles all international affairs along with incoming and outgoing exchange programmes. The IEC’s goal is to offer meaningful and transformational programmes that bridge the gap between cultures to our outgoing and incoming students.

Affiliated Universities

Sonoda Women’s University has agreements and exchange relationships with the following universities.

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Sonoda Christchurch Campus

  • In partnership with the Christchurch College of Education (now University of Canterbury) SWU opened the Sonoda Christchurch Campus (SCC). These dorms were built with Japanese ascetics in mind, feature a Japanese Garden with a traditional arched bridge (taikobashi). The dorms have hosted numerous groups from SWU and its affiliated institutions over the years while also providing housing for local students. Today the SCC dorms have become a vibrant, multicultural place hosting students from across the world. SWU students, including Sononda Gakuen junior and senior high school students, stay at the SCC numerous times throughout the year.

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Incoming Programs

Short Term

SWU hosts the following short term programmes for students attending our affiliated institutions.

Title

Japanese Culture and Language

Season

Mid July

Affiliated institutions

Kainan University, Taiwan

Overview

Incoming students are given the opportunity to improve their Japanese language ability by using the language in real life situations as they experience life as a university student at SWU. Programme events include the following: Japanese lessons, interaction with local students, university events, kimono fittings, tea ceremony, shrine visit and seminar, homestay experience, local Japanese food, cultural field trips, and a primary school visit.

This programme is run in Japanese only.

Documentation and Downloads

-Application Form

Title

Amagasaki City Primary School Study Tour

Season

September - October

Affiliated institutions

University of Canterbury College of Education, Health and Human Development, New Zealand

Overview

On this two week programme students receive unprecedented access to public primary schools in Amagasaki, Japan. In each school students are able to watch lessons, meet with education professionals, parent groups, learn about the Japanese education system, and interact with the students. Besides the primary schools, visits to early childhood education centres, junior high school, senior high school, and interaction with Japanese university students give a well-rounded view of education in Japan. Field trips to cultural and popular sightseeing are also included.

Documentation and Downloads

-Programme Overview
-Application Form
-Poster

Title

Oceania Program - Japanese Language and Culture

Season

November - December

Affiliated institutions

Queensland University of Technology, University of Canterbury, University of the South Pacific.

Overview

Incoming students are given the opportunity to improve their Japanese language ability by using the language in real life situations as they experience life as a university student at SWU. The Oceania Programme is a unique, specially curated programme providing an authentic Japanese study experience to students from Oceania for over 30 years. Programme events include the following: Japanese lessons, interaction with local students, university events, kimono fittings, tea ceremony, shrine visit and seminar, homestay experience, local Japanese food, cultural field trips, and a primary school visit.

This program is run in both English and Japanese.

Documentation and Downloads

-Programme Overview
-Application Form
-Poster

 

Long Term

  • SWU offers a long term (up to 1 year) Japanese language programme to our affiliated institutions. This includes a full course of Japanese language study in a small classroom setting. Accommodation is arranged at Keyaki Dorm on the SWU campus for the period of study.

    Contact SWUIEC or your home universities’ international affairs office for more information.

    *This opportunity is for female students only.

Other information

Incoming Exchange Guidebook - English Version [Download]
An English language guidebook to for students coming to SWU.
*This document is a working draft.

Sonoda Women's University Area Map [Google Maps]

Contact

For more information on the above programs or general inquiries:
Sonoda Women’s University
International Exchange Center
7-29-1 Minamitsukaguchi-cho
Amagasaki, Hyogo 661-8520
JAPAN

Phone: +81 6-6429-1326
Email: iec@sonoda-u.ac.jp

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm (JST)