【Gコミ学科】KUISs Student to Study Abroad in the United States for 2nd Straight Year
For the 2nd year in a row, the department of English Communication will send one of its students to study at the California State University at Fullerton. As part of the department's unique Global Research program, English Communication students take coursework at local partner institutions while also conducting their own independent study related to a Global theme such as intercultural communication, tourism, international relations and sustainable development goals (SDGs).
Cal-State Fullerton is an ideal destination for KUISs students to conduct their Global Research. Located in Orange Country, a short drive from central Los Angeles, the campus is one of the most culturally diverse in the country, and is well-known for its excellence in educational innovation and undergraduate teaching. For our students familiar with the similarly-sized Kansai metropolitan area, the greater Los Angeles area provides a unique comparison to explore the different ways urban centers try to create prosperous, diverse and sustainable communities.
Students will also improve their English ability. To prepare for the rigors of a native-English academic environment, KUISs students take coursework that emphasizes groupwork and project-based learning. Current and past Fullerton exchange students, for example, developed their academic English through a variety of complex assignments, be it through participation in the Model United Nations or through history projects drawing upon classic works of English literature such as Frankenstein, Pride and Prejudice, and A Christmas Carol.
This semester of studying abroad will therefore not just be the final step in the students' mastery of English for Academic Purposes, but also their first step into becoming a true citizen of a global community!